All posts by Cory Wall

Alternatives to Divorce in Utah

Each marriage is different from any other. The two married people have their unique personalities, experiences, and reasons for deciding that they want to end the relationship. Most married couples who decide to go their separate ways end their marriage in divorce. But, that is typically a rough and painful process for all involved and can bring heavy financial burdens. So, while divorce may seem like the tidiest way to end any marriage, there are alternatives to divorce that often…

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Common Divorce Mistakes Men Make

A staggering 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. will end in divorce, and in over 70 percent of cases, women file for divorce. Some typical reasons women divorce men include infidelity, financial problems, and lack of commitment, among others. If you’re a man facing divorce, you need to avoid common mistakes men make during the legal process that can have severe and lasting personal and financial consequences. You need to prepare well for your divorce, especially if…

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Utah Parent-Time for Children’s Age Groups

The Utah parent-time schedule is a comprehensive arrangement for schedule for parent-time during even and odd years. The various versions of the schedule are customized to accommodate the age-specific needs of children as they grow through each age group from infancy through their late teens. Ideally, for all age groups, the custody schedule should give children as frequent contact with both parents as possible and allow both parents involvement in routine parenting. Parenting Plans for Children’s Age Groups Usually, in…

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What Happens in a Divorce With a Prenup vs. Without a Prenup?

In this blog, you will learn… Prenup Meaning What Does a Prenup Do? Things a Prenup Cannot Do: Don’t Have a Prenup Should I Get a Prenup? How To Get a Prenup? Prenups (prenuptial agreements) were once typically used only by the wealthiest couples. But, over the past couple of decades, this legal agreement has become more and more common. People planning their marriages naturally want to protect their spouses and themselves from unexpected future difficulties. Getting a prenup is…

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Can a Stepparent be Required to Pay Child Support?

A stepparent may support his or her spouse’s children for years while married to their parent. But, there is no obligation under Utah or U.S. federal law for the stepparent to pay child support for the spouse’s children born from a previous relationship. However, a stepparent can impact the amount of child support that his or her spouse, the biological parent, is required to pay. This can, in effect, cause the stepparent to incur costs from resulting child support increases.…

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