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Child Custody Laws in Utah

How Have Child Custody Laws in Utah Changed? Recent changes in the Utah Statutes affecting custody in Utah have created a presumption of joint legal custody.  Joint legal custody means the “sharing of the rights, privileges, duties, and powers of a parent by both parents.”  Utah Code Ann § 30-3-10.1. The presumption of joint legal custody is…

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Utah Alimony

How is Utah Alimony Awarded? A spouse may be entitled to Utah alimony.  Utah Code Ann. § 30-3-5(8) states that the court is to consider the following factors in awarding alimony: (i) the financial condition and needs of the recipient spouse; (ii) the recipient’s earning capacity or ability to produce income; (iii) the ability of…

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Utah Child Support Modification

Utah Child Support Modification Attorney Ryan Gregerson wanted to provide child support modification information to help our clients better understand the legal process for modifying child support obligations in Utah.  For more information, feel free to call Ryan at (801) 948-0655: Once a party has received a child support order from the court, the order…