Jason F. Barnes

Jason F. Barnes

The Law Offices of Jason F. Barnes, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Utah
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Biography

The Law Offices of Jason F. Barnes, P.C. (also d.b.a. The Adoption Law Firm) is located in Utah, and provide a wide range of legal services. When you start the process, you will have many questions, some of which should only be answered by an attorney. The Law Offices of Jason F. Barnes, P.C. provides a comfortable yet professional atmosphere, meeting personally with each client, promptly addressing questions and concerns, and striving to make the process as smooth and as stress-free as possible. ============================================================ Get help quickly and get the job done right the first time! Highly focused and experienced in the areas of: 1. Family law and divorce- all aspects of, including: a. Divorce, Separate, Annulment b. Guardianship c. Paternity, custody, child support, visitation d. Alimony e. Property division f. Retirement division (QDROs, government, military and private retirements) g. Modifications to decrees and orders of the court 2. Adoptions, all aspects of (d.b.a. "The Adoption Law Firm"; Jason F. Barnes was president of the Utah Adoption Council in 2009-2010). 3. Mediation services in family law and other areas (Jason F. Barnes is a Court Rostered Mediator and also a Court Rostered Domestic Mediator). 4. Business- formation, succession planning and transactions. HOURS: - Monday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Saturday closed - Sunday closed

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Mediation Services
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Call for details. Check, Invoice, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
ADR Court Rostered Mediator
Utah State Court
Current
Jason F. Barnes is qualified by the Utah State Courts to perform mediation and is specifically qualified on the ADR Court Roster to provide Divorce Mediation.
President
Utah Adoption Council, A Non-Profit Organization
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President Elect 2007-2008 and Adviser to President 2009-2010
President and Director
Legal Research Services, A Non-Profit Organization
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Legal Research Assistant
University of Wyoming, College of Law
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Research assistant to Law Professor Arthur R. Gaudio.
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law
J.D. (2002) | Family law, Business, Taxation, and Bankruptcy
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University of Utah
B.S. (1997) | Business, Finance with an emphasis in investing
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 09425
Member
Current
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Utah Council on Conflict Resolution
Member
Current
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Weber County Bar Assocaition
Member
Current
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Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar
Member
Current
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Davis County Bar Association
President
- Current
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Utah Adoption Council
Member (and past President)
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Determining the Appropriate Fair Market Value
Utah State Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
"Procedures for terminating parental rights" & "Offering the Different Adoption Options", Adoption Law: From Start to Finish, Utah
National Business Institute
"The Adoption Process: A checklist guide" and "Stepparent, Relative and Other Adoptions: Procedural Nuances", Adoption Law Made Simple, Hampton Inn- Downtown Salt Lake City
National Business Insitute
The Essentials of Adoption Law; Adoption Fees/Budgets; Following Ethical Guidelines in Adoption Law, Adoption Law: Start to Finish, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Business Institute
The Essentials of Adoption Law; Adoption Fees/Budgets; Following Ethical Guidelines in Adoption Law, Adoption Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Business Institute
The Essentials of Adoption Law; Following Ethical Guidelines in Adoption Law, Adoption Law: Start to Finish, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Blog
Mediation
Legal Answers
27 Questions Answered
Q. Is there a US citizen requirement for adopting a stepchild?
A: Great question. We have some answers. Give us a call 801-546-3874 and ask to speak with Attorney Jason Barnes.
Q. My son wants his stepfather to adopt him, but my son and I are Native American. Can we still file for ourselves in Utah?
A: Hello. ICWA is applicable and very complicated when it comes to adoption cases, and the forms on the court's website are for basic adoptions. Honestly, I am surprised that the court's website has adoption forms at all, as there are many varieties of adoption cases and overall they are complicated. If done wrong, the decree could be overturned. Unfortunately, people are lulled into a false sense of security because they received the forms from the court, but the court cannot give legal advice, nor are they aware of all the facts and helping you make decisions based upon your particular fact pattern.
Q. On a private adoption in Utah, can I accomplish this without a lawyer? I just cannot simply afford one.
A: You are welcome to contact our office and we can discuss this further. 801-546-3874.
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Contact & Map
47 North Main Street, Ste. 2
Kaysville, UT 84037
Telephone: (801) 546-3874