Child Custody in Utah: What You Need to Know Before Filing for Divorce

Jeremy AtwoodDivorce, Family Law

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Nobody wants their marriage to end in a divorce. Sometimes, however, things don’t work out as hoped. Unfortunately, when a marriage ends in divorce, one of the emotionally demanding aspects is determining child custody. With an increasing number of couples getting divorced, it’s no wonder there are about 12.9 million custodial parents in the US. Utah child custody laws outline different factors when … Read More

Protecting Your Assets: How Family Law Attorneys Can Help with Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Jeremy AtwoodFamily Law

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Pre-nuptial agreements are not limited to Hollywood stars and multimillionaires. They are becoming increasingly common than you think. Today, many individuals encourage using a pre-nuptial agreement to protect their assets, with almost half of the unmarried people (44%) believing prenups can be helpful. However, creating a prenup can be complex and emotionally charged, making the guidance of family law lawyers invaluable. Your attorney … Read More

7 Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

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The average American retires at 63. That’s roughly 40 years of hard work to gain financial stability. The goal? A comfortable life post-retirement.  But what happens when someone robs older adults of their finances?  Elder financial abuse is a pressing problem that deprives seniors of their dignity. In fact, victims of financial abuse lose an estimated $36.5 billion each year.  … Read More

Understanding Paternity Action and What It Means in Utah

Jeremy AtwoodFamily Law, Paternity

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Children born out of marriage are no longer considered a taboo. In fact, the United States has one of the highest numbers of unmarried childbirths. As of 2020, the percentage of births to unmarried women has increased to 40.5%. This number was just 18% in 1980. However, unmarried childbirth can lead to legal complications. When a married couple gives birth, the … Read More

10 Things to Ask a Family Law Attorney Before Hiring Them

Jeremy AtwoodFamily Law

Family law utah attorney

So, you and your spouse have decided to part ways and file for divorce. It’s never an easy route to take, especially if kids are involved.  We wish we could say that what follows is a simple legal process. But as experienced family law attorneys in Utah, we can tell you that the legal team you hire can certainly help … Read More

How to Find a Family Law Attorney Best Suited to Your Needs

Jeremy AtwoodFamily Law

family law attorney

Family law is a branch of civil law that deals with legal issues between family members. It often defines the legal relationships of parents, children, spouses, domestic partners, and guardians. In other words, family law addresses legal complications like divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, and paternity, among others. You will need to hire a competent family law attorney when filing for … Read More

8 Questions You Should Ask Your Elder Law Attorney

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

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Entering your golden years is probably the best phase of your life. You no longer have to raise children and follow a 9-to-5 routine. In other words, it’s time to live your best life. But getting older also means taking care of your health – physical and financial. As you or your loved ones enter their golden years, consulting an elder … Read More

6 Ways an Elder Law Attorney Can Help You

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

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If you’re like us, you probably look forward to entering your golden years. After all, the average American wishes to stop working at 62 years of age and enjoy retirement in peace.  But the older you get, the likelier you are to be impacted by legal issues involving aging. This can include anything from property disputes to possible incapacity. Advanced … Read More

6 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Estate Planning Attorney

Jeremy AtwoodEstate Planning

Why You Should Hire an Estate Planning Attorney

Believe it or not, almost everyone has an estate: whether it’s your home, car, real estate, checking/saving accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, or other personal belongings. You’ve probably spent your entire life building it from the ground. But what happens to your possessions when you’re no longer around?  Like 33% of Americans, you may want to dictate how your estate … Read More

Guardianship vs Power of Attorney: Everything You Need to Know

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Guardianship and power of attorney

Most of us take our decision-making faculties for granted. We trust ourselves to know what’s best, no matter the scenario. However, this might change down the line.  Your capacity to make decisions can be affected by illness, injury, or age. For example, certain mental health conditions, such as dementia, can cause you to lose control over your cognitive functions.  So, … Read More