CoilLaw Blog

Divorce and Death: A Comparison

By | Divorce

It’s said that divorce is worse than death. But grief isn’t meant to be a contest. Still we ask: Who suffers more, the widow or the divorcee? What are the differences? How are they similar? Life after loss of a spouse is forever changed. Whether the result of illness or…

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Is Utah an at Fault State?

By | Uncategorized

A Look at Gardner v. Gardner 2019 UT 61 Fault in Utah Utah is NOT a “fault” state, which means that when Utah Commissioners and Judges are determining child custody or asset division in divorce, they don’t take into account if it was one spouse’s fault (like cheating); the at-fault…

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physical and legal custody

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody in Utah.

By | Uncategorized

Legal Custody is the decision-making process regarding your children’s major issues.  A few years ago, the legislature made it so that the default is that both parties would have Joint Legal Custody.  This means that you would create what’s called a Parenting Plan, which is basically a road map of…

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House

Do I Need to Get My Home Appraised?

By | Home

If you are going through a divorce, you will most likely need to get a professional home appraisal done. The judge usually orders it. And even if the judge doesn’t, it’s a good idea because often one spouse will be buying the other spouse out of the house, and you…

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Stress

How can I get immediate relief in my divorce?

By | Divorce

Once you’ve filed for divorce, it is usually several months before court dates are set. But sometimes, there are issues that cannot wait several months. For example, you may not know how to divide up assets that are immediately important, like cars, or perhaps there are children involved and you…

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