Nothing is more important than family, which is why you need an experienced and trusted attorney on your side when going through a serious family law matter. I have over twelve years of experience helping clients in Utah work through complex issues like divorce, parentage, adoption, alimony, child support, modifications, protective orders, etc.
I know how stressful and emotionally charged family law matters can be, which is why I strive to be a guiding light and empowering force to my clients. I will work hard to find the solution that is right for your case and ensure that you are heard and that your rights are protected.
The dissolution of marriage is a sensitive and difficult topic. Even if the issues seem relatively straightforward, there may be unforeseen consequences, which is why it is critical to have a diligent and competent attorney represent you.
A parentage action deals with custody of a child between two parties who were never married. Many of the difficult and challenging issues that are part of a divorce also are a part of a parentage action. I always put the best interests of the child at the center of the legal proceedings.
After having helped many clients with step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, surrogacy agreements, and open adoptions, this has been one of the most rewarding practice areas throughout my career. The adoption process can be complicated. I can provide you with the experienced guidance you should have when embarking on this important journey.
Alimony, also known as spousal support, can be just as important in a divorce matter as custody of the children. In Utah, there are a variety of statutory factors that the court must consider when determining an alimony award.
Child support in Utah is calculated based upon the respective gross incomes of the parents utilizing either the sole custody or joint custody worksheet. Difficulties related to child support can arise when a parent is self-employed or underemployed, which is why you need an experienced and dedicated attorney to help you with these issues.