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- Family Law
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I start with a free half hour consultation. During your consultation I will get a better idea of the specifics of your case so that I can determine the work involved. We will also discuss our fee. My initial fees vary depending on the complexity and initial work involved. While I cannot predict how each case will go and exactly how long it will take, I will discuss my estimate of total costs, time frames, and various strategies. My goal is to answer your most pressing questions and help you understand what the next step is in your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- English: Spoken, Written
- Board Member
- Southern Utah Bar Association
- Brigham Young University
- J.D. (2002)
- Utah State Bar  # 09577
- - Current
3 Questions Answered
- Q. My ex is in prison. He is petitioning the courts to require me to take our daughter in to visit him. Can that happen?
- A: While every custody case varies and it depends on many factors and evidence presented at a trial, the Court will always decide this type of issue based on the "best interest of the child". You should know that the general default rule in Utah is that every parent should be entitled to some visitation, there are circumstances when a judge will limit or supervise and visitation. Where your daughter has no existing relationship with your ex, it is unlikely that it would be in her best interest to establish a relationship with your ex while he's in jail.
- Q. In need of a pro bono attorney or lawer for low income. My mom's trying to take my daughter from me.
- A: Each Judicial District (Salt Lake is 3rd District) has its own pro bono resources. Check the Utah Star Bar's website at utahbar.org. The other program you may want to look into is Modest Means (information also on bar's website), which matches low income clients with attorneys willing to take your case for a reduced fee.
- Q. Where can I find the Utah state statue stating that I have the right to know where my children will be going for daycar?
- A: The only statute dealing with child care is in regard to sharing of child care costs. It is Utah Code Ann 78B-12-214, which states that in order for the parent who is incurring the cost of daycare to get reimbursed, he/she needs to provide verification of payment (including the name of the day care provider).
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