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When Does an Expert Witness Contribute to Your Family Court Case in Utah

In some instances, Utah family law cases benefit from the services of an expert witness. The expert witness should understand the specific issues and facts of the case so that their testimony is offered in a professional, competent way. Legal theory is the domain of lawyers and legal professionals. In contrast, the expert witness forms opinions based on the objective evidence and known facts of the case.

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Utah End of Life Law

If you or a loved one have questions about end-of-life law in Utah, you’re in good company. Perhaps you’ve read about stories focused on a patient’s right to die. Maybe someone you love is dealing with a devastating terminal illness. You may have questions about the legal issues surrounding what’s sometimes called mercy killings or euthanasia.

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Criminal Law in Utah

If you are accused of a criminal offense in Utah, you need a criminal defense attorney. When faced with a criminal charge, you must engage a law firm to protect your legal rights. A criminal lawyer is needed to navigate the often complex criminal justice system. Whether you’re charged with felony or misdemeanor charges, homicide, white collar, drug, juvenile, internet, DUI, or sex crimes, you need an experienced criminal lawyer who will offer counsel with your best interests in mind.

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Official Birth and Death Certificates in Utah

Official Birth and Death Certificates in Utah

Official death certificates in Utah may be necessary for certain legal proceedings, e.g. adoption or probate cases. It's possible to obtain an official death certificate from online services that will obtain records for a service fee. However, it's often best to request official death or birth certificates from the Utah Office of Vital Records.

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Guardianship in Utah

Guardianship in Utah

If your loved one is an adult, or soon to become an adult, but your loved one cannot make decisions or care for themselves, they may benefit from your court-appointed guardianship or conservatorship in Utah. When you are appointed as a guardian for your loved one, you may act in their best interests and/or as a conservator for their estate.

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Marriage in Utah and the Judicial Recognition of a Relationship

Marriage in Utah and the Judicial Recognition of a Relationship

In this post, we discuss how to request the Utah court to recognize a relationship as a marriage. Many clients ask about common law marriage in Utah. Unfortunately, the state of Utah doesn’t recognize common law marriage. The state of Utah does permit couples to ask the court to acknowledge their existing relationship as a marriage, even though they didn’t previously file for a marriage license.

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Expert Witness Testimony in Utah

Expert Witness Testimony in Utah

Some trials benefit from the inclusion of an expert witness. Many lawsuits in Utah are resolved through offers of settlement. Others are considered by a judge. An expert witness in Utah has subject matter expertise in a certain field of study, trade, or practice. They are hired by the law firm’s client to testify at trial about topics in which they are experts.

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Utah Special Master and the High-Conflict Divorce

Utah Special Master and the High-Conflict Divorce

Many couples seem to experience an amicable divorce settlement. Unfortunately, some divorces result in numerous conflicts involving child support, alimony, child custody, and the enforcement of these orders. A Special Master in Utah is an attorney that may be court-appointed or, alternatively, the divorcing parties may search for a Special Master to resolve difficult areas of conflict.

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Grandparents Rights in Utah

Grandparents Rights in Utah

Grandparents’ rights are an important issue in Utah today. If you are a grandparent, you may feel a special love for your son or daughter’s child. You may care for a grandchild while their parents work. Grandparents often say that grand-parenting is more rewarding in many ways than parenting their own child.

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How You and Your Family Can Take Advantage of a Limited Partnership

How You and Your Family Can Take Advantage of a Limited Partnership

Business and family are often intermixed. In some cases, it might make sense to make this relationship a legal formality. Family members, like anyone else, can create a partnership to manage their savings and assets. In the world of business law this is referred to as a Family Limited Partnership (FLP). Find out how you can incorporate this type of business entity into your overall estate planning process.

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