The Basics of Living Trusts

The Basics of Living Trusts

Many people mistakenly believe that wills do not have to go through the probate. This is not true! In fact, the best way to avoid the arduous probate process is to make a living (or inter-vivos) trust. These trusts can be created in conjunction with a will, or as an alternative to one. Creating a l…

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Grandparents Rights in Divorce Proceedings

Grandparents Rights in Divorce Proceedings

Interaction with grandparents is an important aspect of a child's life. Unfortunately, regular visits with grandparents can be uprooted when a couple goes through a divorce. Yet, what happens if a child wants to continue a close relationship with a grandparent during and after a divorce? What if the maternal or paternal grandparents want to assert visitation rights with the child? These issues are covered in the area of law known as grandparents rights.…

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Restraining Orders VS. Protective Orders in Utah

Restraining Orders VS. Protective Orders in Utah

Utahns in abusive relationships can seek protection in the court system. The court can assist these people by issuing "stay away" orders. Under Utah law the court can issue a restraining order or a protective order amongst others. These two orders are similar in what they do, but they address different situations. Here, we will look at the differences between restraining orders and protective orders.…

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Child Adoption Laws in Utah

Child Adoption Laws in Utah

Each state sets regulations for adoptions that occur within its jurisdiction. These rules determine who can be an adoptive parent, who is adoptable, and how proceedings occur. Utah has its own specific laws regarding adoption which are codified at Utah Code 78B, Chapter 6, Part 1. Here, we will look at some of the important aspects of the Utah Adoption Act.…

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The State of Marijuana in Utah

The State of Marijuana in Utah

In the past few years some states have chosen to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Utah is not among those marijuana friendly states. In Utah the sale and possession of marijuana is still a crime. Here, we will review some of the charges and penalties involved with marijuana use in the 45th state.…

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Splitting the Family Business in Divorce

Splitting the Family Business in Divorce

Many divorcing couples own a family business operated by one or both individuals. When it comes to separating assets it can be difficult to determine how to split the business. Separating interests in a family business is both a difficult and exhausting process. Luckily, state divorce law provides some general guidelines to assist in these matters.…

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