Posts Tagged ‘divorce’
Is My Spouse Allowed to Withdraw Funds from our Joint Bank Account During our Utah Divorce?
At the onset of a married couple’s separation in Utah, the parties might feel like there are more questions than answers when it comes to the temporary status of the parties’ funds, assets, and properties, prior to a final decree of divorce being signed by a judge. Those questions often include: Am I allowed to…Read More
If I’m Retired, Am I More Likely to Receive Alimony?
As you might have read about in some of our previous blogs, alimony – also known as spousal support – is sometimes awarded to a party in a divorce proceeding. An alimony award may be impacted by the court’s consideration of whether to “impute” income to the spouse seeking alimony. Imputing income is when a…Read More
How Much Parent-Time Will I Be Awarded If My Ex-Spouse Receives “Sole Custody?”
When joint physical custody (i.e., when a child spends more than 30% of overnights with each parent), is considered but not determined to be a viable option in a divorce or parentage case, a Utah Court may award “sole physical custody” to a primary custodial parent (i.e., the child spends less than 30% of the…Read More
Do Grandparents Have a Right to See Their Grandchildren?
Grandparents will sometimes find themselves in a situation where one or more of their grandchild’s parents are not permitting the grandparent to visit the grandchild. Such a situation might arise from a death of a parent, a divorce, a termination of a parent’s parental rights, a strained relationship, etc. Grandparents in these situations often wonder,…Read More
“Income Imputing” Part 2: In a Utah Divorce, when is a Party’s Unemployment (or Underemployment) considered Voluntary?
In our last blog, we discussed the basics of imputing income in Utah Divorce and Parentage cases. We explained that sometimes, a Utah court will impute a higher income to a party in a Divorce or Parentage case, for purposes of calculating child support and/or alimony. Sometimes the question of whether income should be imputed…Read More
“Income Imputing” Part 1: What does it mean to “Impute Income” for purposes of Calculating Support?
When a Utah Court decides how to award child support and/or alimony in a divorce or parentage case, the Court takes into consideration each party’s income. The Court wants to know the income of each parent or party before it calculates and decides how to determine child and/or spousal support. However, if one of the…Read More