Posts Tagged ‘family’
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
How do Utah Courts Handle the Relocation of a Parent?
If you received a child custody order by a Utah Court, resulting from either a divorce, parentage, or child welfare case, but now you (or the other parent of your child) intend to move to a new location that is more than 150 away from the residence of the other parent, you might be wondering,…Read More
If Circumstances have Significantly Changed Since my Divorce, Should my Alimony Obligation Change Too?
Many people who undergo a divorce in Utah are either ordered to receive alimony (“spousal support”), or to pay it. Usually alimony is paid for a certain number of years at a set monthly amount. Unless the decree states otherwise, a monthly alimony obligation will terminate if the receiving ex-spouse either dies or remarries. However,…Read More