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What are parental relocation laws?

Parental relocation can be a significant child custody concern and many parents may have questions about it. Parents may wonder in what circumstances parental relocation that impacts custody will be allowed. Without an agreement, a custodial parent's desire to relocate with the child can be a significant concern if the non-custodial parent opposes the relocation. If the parents are unable to agree on the request to relocate with the child, the family law court will determine if the relocation is in the best interests of the child.

Child support enforcement options for failure to pay

This blog recently discussed options for parents to consider through the family law system if they need to seek a child support modification. Child support enforcement measures are designed to help parents seeking to enforce a child support order obtain the court-ordered child support they should be receiving. It is important not to ignore a valid child support order and to seek family law resources when a child support modification may be needed. Otherwise the parent who has failed to pay child support can face serious consequences and penalties.

Making changes to child custody or child support

Life changes following a divorce and circumstances change as children grow and develop. As a result, parents may find that they need post-divorce modifications related to child support and child custody. Child support modifications and child custody modifications may be possible in certain circumstances. Until a child support or child custody modification has been granted by the family law court, however, it is important to abide by all child support and child custody orders.

How is property divided in Utah?

Property division may be one of the most significant concerns a divorcing couple has. It can be helpful to understand it and have answers to important questions like what property will be divided. Utah follows equitable property division rules when dividing property during a couple's divorce. This means that the family law court will seek to divide marital property as fairly as possible.

The benefits of prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements can do many helpful things beyond simply protecting a wealthy spouse. It is a helpful tool for couples entering a marriage to be familiar with for a variety of reasons. In addition to protecting the assets of one party, prenuptial agreements can protect one party from assuming the debts of the other party; direct how property will be passed if one spouse dies; clarify rights and responsibilities of the spouses during marriage; and avoid lengthy and costly disputes in the event of divorce.

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