Utah Summer Parent Time Broken Down
in Child Custody

Utah Summer Parent Time Broken Down

By Jill L. Coil for CoilLaw, LLC If you are reading this article it is because you most likely have an order regarding your summer parent time here in Utah and probably wondering why it is so confusing.  Well, that is because our legislators, who are the ones that write the statutes, want to make things way more complicated than needed.  Therefore, below is Utah’s...

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niftyadmin

17 May 2017
How Much Will My Divorce Cost?
in Divorce, Family Law

How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

By Jill L. Coil for CoilLaw The number one question I get asked in initial consultations is “How much will my divorce [case] cost?”  I always chuckle at this question because this is the million-dollar question.  Attorneys have been trying in a variety of ways to figure this out so that they might be able to capture the market of clients who would be willing...

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Jill Coil

24 Mar 2017
What Is a Guardian ad Litem, and How Can It Help Me?
in Divorce

What Is a Guardian ad Litem, and How Can It Help Me?

By Emily Chambers for CoilLaw If you are going through a divorce with children, you may have heard the term Guardian ad Litem, or perhaps the court is asking to assign one to your case. Guardian ad Litem is Latin for “guardian for the lawsuit.” It is a specially licensed attorney that is selected by the court to represent minors (children under 18) during a...

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Jill Coil

13 Feb 2017
Common Denominator Found in Divorcing Couple & Ways to Avoid It
in Family Law

Common Denominator Found in Divorcing Couple & Ways to Avoid It

By Emily Chambers for CoilLaw Because we’re in the family law business, we see a lot of marriages fall apart and we often see patterns of why they do. For us, the biggest identifier that a marriage is falling apart seems to be a loss of trust between partners. This could happen for many reasons, but in this article, we’d like to address when couples...

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Jill Coil

17 Jan 2017
Does Utah Recognize Common Law Marriage?
in Family Law

Does Utah Recognize Common Law Marriage?

Utah does recognize Common Law Marriage but it is under a set of specific circumstances that is hard to prove. When it comes to common law marriage, the process of getting a divorce isn’t too different from a regular divorce; there’s no such thing as “common law divorce.” In fact, the main difference in the divorce process is that you first have to prove that...

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Jill Coil

05 Dec 2016
How to Protect Your Children Emotionally During Your Utah Divorce
in Divorce

How to Protect Your Children Emotionally During Your Utah Divorce

Emily Chambers for CoilLaw You may not think your divorce is affecting your child all that much (“MY child is resilient!”), but children are amazingly perceptive about their parents and their behaviors. They may put on a happy face while secretly worrying about their parents’ issues if they are allowed to hear and see too much during a divorce. It’s natural for parents to want...

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Jill Coil

31 Oct 2016
Being Careful with Social Media During a Utah Divorce
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Being Careful with Social Media During a Utah Divorce

Emily Chambers for CoilLaw It’s probably no surprise to you that married couples often have a large circle of overlapping mutual friends. This extends to social media. When a marriage breaks up, this can lead to friends taking sides or passing along info about one to the other. Even if you’ve blocked or unfriended your ex on social media, your mutual friends can probably see...

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Jill Coil

06 Oct 2016
Net Income vs. Gross Income and Why It Matters | CoilLaw, LLC
in Alimony, Child Support

Net Income vs. Gross Income and Why It Matters | CoilLaw, LLC

Emily Chambers for CoilLaw This sounds like a trivial accounting topic, but the “small” difference between net and gross income plays a big part in family legal matters especially for child support and alimony.  Let’s start by defining each one. Gross Income Gross Income is your entire income, or the amount that your employer pays you. It is the amount before any taxes or deductions...

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Jill Coil

12 Sep 2016
7 Myths about Alimony in Utah | CoilLaw, LLC
in Alimony

7 Myths about Alimony in Utah | CoilLaw, LLC

Emily Chambers and Jill Coil for Coillaw Many misconceptions and questions surround what alimony is and when it is awarded. Alimony is separate from child support. Its main goal is to help each spouse try to maintain a similar standard of living that they had during the marriage, after divorce. Here are 7 of the most common myths about alimony: 1. Women are always awarded...

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Jill Coil

31 Aug 2016
Why a Utah DIY (do it yourself) Divorce Is the Worst Mistake You Can Make (Besides Marrying Your Spouse in the First Place) | CoilLaw, LLC
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Why a Utah DIY (do it yourself) Divorce Is the Worst Mistake You Can Make (Besides Marrying Your Spouse in the First Place) | CoilLaw, LLC

Emily Chambers for CoilLaw You may be hesitant to hire an attorney because you feel like you don’t have the money, or you think you can work it out yourself. Those may both be true, but there are many reasons why not having representation during a divorce is just a bad idea. For example, without counsel: Most people actually end up spending more money in...

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Jill Coil

24 Aug 2016
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