Child Support Utah Guidelines
Child Support Guidelines in Utah can be challenging to understand. Utah requires that a baseline support amount for children is calculated based on the non-custodial parent’s income, the number of children and whether there are exceptional circumstances. There are also cost-of-living adjustments that can be added to support orders as well. If you’re unsure how…Read More
Who Pays Child Support in Utah?
The term ‘child support’ pertains to the financial contribution of non-custodial parents to the raising and upbringing of the child. Such an amount is given to the custodial parent to cover child support expenses, such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. For you to learn more about how these are determined, seek legal…Read More
Is Using a Child Support Calculator Accurate?
In addition to parenting your kids once the divorce is finalized, dealing with child support issues is not easy. What makes these legal matters more complicated is the fact that child support guidelines may vary from state to state, and relevant statutes may differ depending on the jurisdiction. For Utah residents, in particular, child…Read More
Bad Legal Advice: taking advice from friends, relatives & coworkers vs. taking advice of a lawyer
Over on my How to Use a Lawyer blog, I posted a blog with the title above. For some reason, this seems to continue to happen all the time, but especially in family law matters, where everyone else seems to know better.Read More
The connection between child support and visitation/parent time: there is none
In Utah, as I imagine it is in most states, child support and visitation are not connected. In other words, just because a parent doesn’t pay court-ordered child support doesn’t mean the non-paying parent doesn’t get visitation with the children. In other words, not receiving child support that you are owed is not a legal…Read More
How to pay child support
Here is a problem we run into all the time: a parent pays the other parent child support with cash, in kind (with stuff like groceries, diapers, etc.) or a check without noting it is “child support.” Why is this a problem? Because if the receiving spouse then goes to the court or the Office of Recovery…Read More
“I don’t understand zero”
There is a saying going around our community of family law practitioners that was started by a domestic commissioner here, “I don’t understand zero.” A parent will be hauled into court for failure to pay child support. The parent will say that they have lost their job, or their income has been reduced for some…Read More
Free Legal Clinic October 25, 2011, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
NEWSRELEASE October 5, 2011 UVU’S LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL CLINIC Through a joint effort between Utah Valley University’s Legal Studies Program and the local legal community, those in need of legal services will be able to receive free legal advice at a clinic scheduled for Oct. 25 in the UVU Library. “This…Read More
What “Contested” Divorce Means
What does it mean when we say a divorce is contested? What it DOES mean is that there are provisions in the divorce petition that the parties don’t agree on. What it DOESN’T mean is that you can fight against there actually being a divorce.Read More