Posts Tagged ‘rights’
What Does it Mean to Be “In Contempt of Court?”
We’ve all heard the phrase “contempt of Court,” whether it be from a courtroom scene in a television show, or a neighbor talking about their real-life lawsuit. But what does being “in contempt of Court” actually mean? Generally speaking, when someone is “in contempt of Court,” it means they have been disobedient or disrespectful to…Read More
Amending a Complaint After an Expired Statute of Limitations
If you enjoy watching legal dramas or crime shows, you’ve probably heard the phrase “statute of limitations” come up. But what does this phrase mean? From State to State, people and businesses may sue each other for various reasons. State laws also dictate certain “deadlines” within which different types of lawsuits can be commenced. For…Read More
How Utah Courts Interpret Ambiguous Language in Contracts
Contracts – we “sign” them all the time (does the phrase “I agree to these terms and conditions” sound familiar?), or more correctly – “click” the button. But how often do we really take a good look at the terms that we become bound by. Sometimes this works toward our detriment. For example, a contract…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
In Utah, what’s the Difference between Protective Orders, Restraining Orders, Stalking Injunctions, and the like?
If you are scared for your safety because you reasonably believe someone might try to physically or sexually harm you, your children, and/or other people associated with you, you will likely have a lot of questions as to what type of protection order you should try to obtain. Your questions might include: What’s the difference…Read More