Utah Family Law Blog

Divorce in a Recession

To Divorce or not to Divorce, that is the question. Financial strain is often the catalyst to a final decision that a marriage cannot continue on, yet divorce puts the parties through even greater financial strain. How can anyone resolve this riddle? This question is...

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FAQ 3: Doesn’t the Mom Always get Custody of the Kids?

This question is asked in many different ways but the question basically is one about bias.  Both men and women often believe that Utah courts favor or disfavor one gender or the other when it comes to awarding custody.   Statistically, there is no question that the...

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Probate 101

You may have heard the legal term "probate"  used in casual or formal conversations.  Probate is an area of the law that you should become familiar with because it can have enormous consequences for your loved ones and is oftentimes the cornerstone for estate...

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FAQ 1: When Does My Child Get to Choose Where He Lives?

This is the first in a five part series regarding frequently asked questions (FAQs) that family law attorneys hear all of the time.  In any situation, there are many variables and facts that impact the advice you get from a lawyer, so never rely on statute provisions...

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April 22nd is Earth Day

As a law firm, Long Okura P.C. does not intend to make a political statement regarding the environment.  Our own staff members come from different political perspectives on the issues, and we appreciate the diversity of view within our own workplace.  But, it seems...

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Utah’s Parent-time Provisions Are Changing

Utah House Bill 71 passed and has been signed by the Govenor.  This bill makes a number of changes to standard parent-time provisions.  The changes are effective as of May 5, 2008.  The bulk of significant changes relate to the holiday rotation being used by many...

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Divorce Education Classes for Children

Beginning in March of 2008, Third District Court in Utah began the Divorce Education For Children Program.  This program is designed for children ages 9 to 12 whose parents are divorcing or divorced.  Reports from the committee say the program has met with success and...

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What To Look For When Shopping for a Lawyer

How do you select your lawyer in a family law situation?  First, you need to decide what you are trying to achieve before you know who to hire. If you and your spouse are mostly in agreement and you just need to tie down a final agreement, consider looking for a...

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