Learn About Civil Mediation in Utah
Civil mediation in Utah is a process that helps parties in a civil matter to reach an agreement through the inclusion of a trained problem-solver called a mediator. Most civil lawsuits typically involve one or both parties suing for financial damages, e.g. a personal injury claim.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding What You Qualify for Under SSDI
Becoming disabled can be a devastating experience for anyone. Aside from dealing with the physical and emotional pain, you'll likely also suffer from financial woes. To address the latter, the government provides assistance through the federal SSI and SSDI programs. How much assistance might you get under one of these programs? In reality, the answer depends on a number of different factors. Here, we'll look at what types of benefits may be available under SSDI.
Regulatory Compliance in Utah
Mandatory disclosures, business ethics, and compliance programs place new requirements on Utah businesses and contractors. In addition, increased oversight from government agencies and auditors place more pressure on those businesses, contractors, and vendors who supply services.
Real Estate Laws in Utah
Many clients need an experienced real estate attorney in Utah. They need deep experience in handling matters of real estate development, purchases, and sales. Our law firm assists clients in acquiring or disposing of homes, office buildings, shopping areas, residential communities, apartments, condo complexes, timeshares, contract preparation, and more.
Intergovernmental Relations Law in Utah
An understanding of intergovernmental relations (IGR) law helps clients in search of government relations solutions to business and legal issues. This complex area of the law requires experienced legal advocacy. The government relations attorney must understand the often complex legislative process at the local, state, and national levels.
Understanding the Steps to Divorce in Utah
Divorce in Utah is often complex and stressful. If you must undergo the divorce process, you need an experienced divorce attorney to defend your best interests. If you have children, you may have concerns about child custody. If you and your spouse acquired assets, you want to protect your legal fair share.