Do You Know When to Hire an Elder Law Attorney in Utah?

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Elder grandfather at table with family. When to hire a elder law attorney

As you or your loved ones enter their later years, enlisting an elder law attorney becomes crucial.  Why?  It’s because seniors usually have to live within a fixed income bracket and manage the escalating healthcare expenses. This necessitates significant advance planning.  Taking this aspect lightly can jeopardize a senior’s control over their finances and force them to lower their overall … Read More

Understanding Pre-Divorce Alimony in Utah: What You Need to Know

Jeremy AtwoodDivorce, Family Law

people discussing an agreement

Do half of all marriages end in divorce?  While this isn’t an exact statistic, there’s some truth to it. About 4-5 million people get married every year in the U.S., and approximately 42-53% of those marriages eventually end in divorce.  Now, when couples decide to call it quits, things can get messy. You got your lawyers, courtrooms, and a bunch … Read More

How to Navigate Property Division during a Divorce in Utah

Jeremy AtwoodDivorce, Family Law

Couple discussing divoce

Divorce is more common than you think. As per the latest data, in 2021, 689,308 divorces occurred across the 45 U.S. states that report these statistics. One of the most critical aspects of getting divorced is the property division. As a professional divorce attorney in Layton, we often face the question – who gets to keep the house? Of course, both … Read More

Navigating Divorce Laws in Utah: What You Should Know

Jeremy AtwoodDivorce, Family Law

Everyone wants to have a happy married life. Unfortunately, not all of us are so lucky – some of us want to get out of a marriage. Reasons may vary from person to person, but they want the process to be over quickly and without any hassle. And with a divorce rate of 3.3, Utah is one of the top fifteen … Read More

Joint Custody in Utah: 8 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

Jeremy AtwoodDivorce, Family Law

joint custody attorney utah

Divorce, no matter how amicable, is never easy. And when children are involved, getting custody is a primary concern for the divorcing parents. But with 40% of the US states aiming to give children equal time with each parent, you are more likely to end up with joint custody. This decision often rests on the fact that the well-being of children comes … Read More

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

Jeremy AtwoodDivorce, Family Law

Picture of blocks spelling out child Custody

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

prenuptial agreement

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

Daughter comforting father

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

paternity attorney

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

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