Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law

Posts tagged "spousal support"

Understanding the law in a family law dispute

Most Salt Lake City residents would rather avoid being involved in a lawsuit when they have a choice in the matter. Of course, this is not always possible with many cases, such as in a divorce case, where an individual must go through the legal process in order to handle certain disputes.

Can a court change an alimony order after it is entered?

There are many changes that occur over the years for Salt Lake City residents. Whether it is changes to a person's career, health or family life, change is a natural part of life. These changes are often a primary reason why divorces occur, as couples may drift apart over time or circumstances may change in the marriage that necessitate a divorce.

Prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements are often used as a legally viable way of dividing property before a couple walks down the aisle and says "I do." Utah has validated the use of prenuptial agreements by enacting the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. Unlike most other legal contracts, a prenuptial agreement does not have to involve consideration in order to be valid and enforceable.

Domestic partners hoping to marry supported by ACLU

A growing number of people in Salt Lake City are having family law issues with the concept of same sex marriage. Family law is in flux as an increasing amount of couples seek to have their union legally recognized. The various challenges to the law claiming that people of the same sex cannot be legally wed is sparking different opinions and reactions to the hot button issue.

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.

Fights over money are a predictor a marriage is in trouble

Unfortunately, in the United States marriage and divorce go hand in hand. As individuals become more self-sufficient they seem less likely to fight for their marriage and more likely to end it once problems occur. Divorce rates are near an all time high as almost half of all marriages end in divorce. While divorce serves as a popular method of dealing with, or as some might say avoiding, marital issues it is not the outcome couples have in mind when they exchange vows and say I do.

New Supreme Court ruling poses complex family law issues

Law in the United States is made up of a unique interplay between federal law and state law. The federal government has what many consider a wide berth to create and enforce laws that affect the daily lives of states citizens. One the other hand, states hold all other powers not given to the federal government and are sovereign, which can led to laws that are out of line with federal laws and even other state laws.

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