Utah Family Law Blog

Utah Child Custody Explained

This video by associate attorney Stacy Roberts explains the different Utah child custody types. You will learn the difference between Physical Custody and Legal Custody,  Sole Custody vs Joint Custody, and what the court looks at when making child custody decisions....

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The Unspoken Utah Court Rules

In addition to the official rules published on the Utah State Courts website, there is another list of "unspoken" rules that should be followed when attending court. There is a specific code of conduct that judges and commissioners expect to see in their courtrooms....

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Utah Standard Minimum Parent-time

The Utah Code for Standard Minimum Parent-time is found at Utah Code Annotated 30-3-35 (and 30-3-35.3 if your children are less than 5 years old). Utah Code Annotated 30-3-35 is constantly updated by the Legislature. Below is how it reads as of 2014. Notably, the code...

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How to Use Utah Child Support Calculators

  The Utah Court website and the Utah Office of Recovery Services website provide child support calculators that use the current Utah child support guidelines to accurately calculate child support.  You can link to them from this site by clicking on the links in the...

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Grandparents’ Right to Visit Their Grandchildren

It may be surprising to some parents that that their own parents may petition a court and obtain a court order requiring them to allow grandparent visitation.  To most parents the right to make decisions and raise their children as they see fit, including the amount...

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July Holidays Causing Chaos in Utah Parent-Time

In 2010, both the Fourth of July holiday and the Utah Pioneer Day holiday, on July 24th, fall on the weekend but courts and some places of business are closed on July 5th and July 23rd because of these holidays.  This is enough to cause parents to argue about what the...

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Gary Coleman’s Ex-wife Files in Utah Court

Following the recent death of Gary Coleman on May 28, 2010, Mr. Coleman's ex-wife wants to be declared his current wife in Utah Court.  Shannon Price and Gary Coleman divorced in 2008, but Ms. Price claims that she and and Mr. Coleman continued to live together as...

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Utah Courts Website Attempts to Answer Some Questions

The Utah Courts' website has a "Frequently Asked Questions" section about getting a divorce in Utah.  Click here for that information. Some of the information is helpful but a lot of it can be misleading to a person who has no experience or legal training.  For...

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