Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law

October 2013 Archives

Guns, divorce, and protective orders

Not every marriage is the story book picture of bliss. Some marriages are full of emotion, verbal, and physical abuse. While some people divorce because of a cheating spouse or because the love just isn't there anymore, others divorce out of fear for their lives. In recent years there have unfortunately been countless stories of divorcing spouses being assaulted, harassed and killed by those that promised to love them always.

Teen's plea for adoption doesn't fall on deaf ears

There are times when it is for the best for a biological parent to give their child up for adoption. For the children who are given a home to live in and a loving family to call their own, adoption can be the most uplifting experience of their life. Utah readers may be particularly interested in the following story.

Supreme Court ruling could result in marriage equality for Utah

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights and family law have only recently become intrinsically connected for many Americans. Setting the stage for such a connection has been an arduous task rife with joy, setbacks and disappointments. The turning point in the fight for equal rights came not with multiple states legalizing LGBT marriages but when the Supreme Court of the United States struck down key sections of the Defense of Marriage Act. The ramifications of the ruling have just started to reverberate across the country.

Kris and Bruce Jenner on verge of divorce

Divorce affects everyone in the United States. It does not matter whether the couple is rich, poor, old, or young there is always the possibility of divorce. There are televisions shows that do nothing else but showcase couples' divorces and new organizations that stay on top by reporting the intimate details of every celebrity divorce. In the U.S., divorce is as constant as marriage.

Affordable Care Act may have unintended consequences on marriage

With over half of marriages ending in a filing for termination, there is no end to the list of things that can affect one's decision to file for a divorce. One major concern of those divorcing is the new or increased expenses that will occur once the divorce has been finalized. For some, these expenses are enough to stay married even if living separate lives under separate roofs.

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