What Type of Child Visitation Schedule Should I Expect after Separation or Divorce?

What Type of Child Visitation Schedule Should I Expect after Separation or Divorce?

Unless a parent has a history of neglect, abuse, domestic violence, or other serious actions that would require the court to protect the child, the State of Utah has specific minimum schedules and rules for visitation that the judge must abide by and order when parents are unable to agree on a different visitation schedule.…

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Utah U.S. Representative Chaffetz Taking Leave from Congress for Foot Surgery

Utah U.S. Representative Chaffetz Taking Leave from Congress for Foot Surgery

Republican Utah U.S. Congressman and House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz informed the public on April 26 that he will take a Congressional leave of absence to have surgery on his foot due to an old injury that has worsened, according to Politico.com. He plans to return within three to four weeks.…

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Is the "Zion Curtain" Crumbling Down Soon?

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The mostly disliked and teased Utah icon, the infamous "Zion Curtain," may soon be leaving your favorite restaurant and bar.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a legislative bill is being pushed by New House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, that, among other proposals, is attempting to eliminate the 7-foot-tall barrier wall that prevents customers, as well as children, from viewing alcoholic drinks being prepared at the bars.…

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Why Mediate Instead of Going to Court?

Why Mediate Instead of Going to Court?

Mediation, which is an informal method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), can be quite effective at resolving many types of disputes. When individuals or businesses are unable to resolve legal disputes on their own, a trained neutral mediator can be brought in to help the parties negotiate a settlement or agreement without the need to go to arbitration or court to seek an order.…

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When You Need to Take Over the Care of an Elderly Relative

When You Need to Take Over the Care of an Elderly Relative

It can be one of the most difficult events in one’s life; having to tell your elderly mom, dad, or other close loved one that they need more help and care. It isn’t just hard for the elder who can no longer manage their finances or physical care by themselves – it can be even harder on the caretaker who is accepting this huge responsibility.…

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Does Utah Have Common Law Marriages?

Does Utah Have Common Law Marriages?

For a multitude of reasons, many couples have serious relationships that basically mimic a marriage without them getting a license and saying “I do.” Maybe the couple decided not to get legally married because of tax or alimony considerations, children from a previous relationship, or for other financial or personal reasons.…

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Do I Have Any Alternatives to Prison if I am Convicted of a Federal Crime?

Do I Have Any Alternatives to Prison if I am Convicted of a Federal Crime?

Utah recently introduced an innovative program that could help people who have been charged and convicted with certain federal crimes to avoid jail time. Called the Utah Alternatives to Conviction Track (U-ACT), it involves a combination of possible special incentives, court supervision and involvement, treatment options, and alternatives to penalties or jail/prison time.…

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