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Does Utah Recognize Common Law Marriage?

By Family Law

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,…

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7 Myths about Alimony in Utah

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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 as they had during the marriage, after divorce….

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Divorce

Are You Considering Mediation for Your Divorce?

By Adoption

In Utah, courts prefer that family law issues are solved by mutual agreement. In fact, Utah law requires that divorcing couples participate in the mediation process at least once before accessing the state’s court system. Mediation is a fundamentally collaborative process that encourages compromise and mutual settlement. However, this does…

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How to Survive and Thrive When Your Marriage Ends

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