• Matheson Courthouse
  • Sandy City Hall
  • Bountiful City Hall
  • Park City
  • Provo
  • Ogden

Welcome to Spencer & Jensen, PLLC

At Spencer & Jensen, PLLC, we have brought together attorneys with decades of experience in litigation and transactional matters. The Northern Utah Law Firm of Spencer & Jensen, PLLC, with offices in Sandy and Syracuse, Utah, focuses on five inter-related areas of law, including family law, business law, elder law, criminal law, and governmental relations. Every attorney at Spencer & Jensen, PLLC brings years of legal, business and government experience to his area of expertise.

We are regularly asked by our clients to represent them in state, federal and/or appellate courts in the States of Utah and Idaho. We are also asked by our clients to represent them in matters before the Utah State Legislature and a wide variety of state and federal agencies.

If you are looking for experience in the following areas, we invite you to give us a call for a frank discussion of your legal rights and obligations:

Family Law

    Divorce, Child Custody, Father's Rights, Protective Order, and Grandparent Rights litigation, as well as both mediation and arbitration of these types of disputes. In addition to representation in these types of matters, Spencer & Jensen, PLLC, provides Family Law "Special Master" Services to both clients and other attorneys.

Business Law

    Business Entity Formation (corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships); Contract Preparation and Negotiation; Regulatory Compliance Plans; Licensure and Permitting Matters; as well as resolving disputes by mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Elder Law

    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianships, Probate Litigation, Grandparent Rights, and Estate Administration, as well as resolving disputes by mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Criminal Law

    Felonies and misdemeanors, including those related to Domestic Violence, DUIs, and Protective Order violations.

Intergovernmental Relations

    Lobbying on behalf of clients before the Utah State Legislature, as well as county and city governmental entities throughout the State of Utah.

Child Custody FAQ

Each month we receive a number of call from potential clients seeking assistance with a paternity matter.  From these calls, the staff and attorneys of T.R. Spencer & Asscociates, P.C., have developed the following list of "Frequently Asked Questions" to help you decide which attorney would be the best fit to assist you in this trying time:

QUESTION # 1: How are attorneys paid for their services?

ANSWER # 1: In family cases, such as a paternity case. Attorneys charge an up-front "retainer." The amount of the retainer varies depending on the difficulty or the matter and generally runs from $2.000.00 to $3,000.00.

QUESTION # 2: How is the retainer money used'?

ANSWER # 2: Retainer monies are used to pay for litigation costs. Such as court filing fees and document service fees, as well as for the attorney's time spend working on your case. Hourly charges for attorneys at T.R. Spencer & Associates, P.C., range from $150.00 per hour to $195.00 per hour. Our attorneys have as many as 20 years of experience in handling these types or matters.

QUESTION # 3: If I am seeking to establish a Paternity Order. What are the steps in the
paternity process?

ANSWER #3: The steps in a paternity case can be boiled down to the following: (a) meeting with you, the client; (b) preparation of the Paternity Petition; (c ) service of the Paternity Petition; (d) answer to the Paternity Petition (by the other party); (e) conducting of discovery; (f) pretrial; and (g) trial before the assigned judge.

Paternity Services at T.R. Spencer & Associates, P.C.