Legal Updates

Family Law Case Update – October 2019

Gardner v. Gardner, 2019 UT 61

Supreme Court of Utah

Attorneys: Robert W. Hughes, Julie J. Nelson, Erin B. Hull, Jill L. Coil, Luke A. Shaw, Kyle O. Maynard, David W. Read

Summary: The marriage was 22 years. The court gave wife alimony based on a reasonable need, rather than her actual need based on the standard of living. It also only gave her 10 years of alimony instead of the length of marriage. Both decisions were based on an equitable result since it found that her alleged affairs substantially contributed to the demise of the marriage. Affirmed.

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Family Case Law Update

This case law update has a significant amount of information about many family law subjects such as custody, protective orders, alimony, and attorney fees.

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Family Case Law Update

This case law update includes information about protective order violations, accumulated interest on premarital property, and several termination issues. Enjoy!

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Family Case Law Update

SLlaw done-37The court has focused on the right to counsel in private termination cases and has also given helpful clarifications around protective orders and stalking injunctions. Enjoy!

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Is There an Easier Way?

Family_LGBTBefore I dive into my next case law summary blog, I’d like to take a step back and offer some basic advice for anyone going through a divorce or custody battle. Divorce is complicated and excruciatingly difficult, both emotionally and technically. I have done a lot of these, and there is one question that could really make things easier for so many people: “is there an easier way?” Parties to these cases could really help themselves if they started asking this question at every turn. They should ask it of themselves, of their lawyer, and of the opposing lawyer.

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Family Case Law Update

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This case law update has a summary of all of the family law decisions from the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals since the last update. There is a particularly helpful summary on proceeds from civil litigation, whether or not they are marital or separate property, and a helpful discussion about the UCCJEA. Enjoy!

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Transgender Parents’ Rights

The ACLU and the National Center for Transgender Equality have prepared a great report that helps transgender parents and practitioners understand the rights available to these families. Handling a case of this nature often raises difficult issues. These organizations have ample experience to advise on best practices for achieving positive results for the parents and children. Access the report here: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/aclu-tg_parenting_guide.pdf

Family Case Law Update

The case law update gives important information on relocation, custody, civil procedure, attorney fees, and retirement. Enjoy!

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Family Case Law Update

Skilled LBGT Legal Services

This case law update includes an important Utah Supreme Court case regarding grandparents’ rights, the Court’s discretion with custody evaluator recommendations, important civil procedure pit falls, and more. Enjoy!

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Family Case Law Update

Hawkes Justice - decisions made during divorce impact a family for years

The Court discusses custody and parent-time below the statutory minimums.

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