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Category Archives: Alimony

“I don’t understand zero” Posted on October 18, 2011, by
There is a saying going around our community of family law practitioners that was started by a domestic commissioner here, “I don’t understand zero.” A parent will be hauled into court for failure to pay child support.  The parent will say that they have lost their job, or their income...
Waste of the Marital Estate Posted on August 16, 2011, by
When a spouse grossly misuses property of the marriage, to include cash or money earned by either of the spouses, this is termed “waste of the marital estate.” Examples of waste of the marital estate include, but are not limited to money spent on extramarital relationships or gambling.  Marital assets expended...
Contested Divorce is Expensive Posted on June 14, 2011, by
Of late I have been contemplating a flurry of incoming phone calls from folks looking at getting a divorce or who have been served divorce court papers by their spouse.  It is no surprise that, given the current economy or not, cost is a huge concern for people, as it...
Calculating Alimony Posted on May 25, 2011, by
Divorce clients appropriately ask about how alimony is calculated.  In Utah, there is no specific formula for alimony as there is for child support.  The most accurate outline for how alimony is determined is the law itself, which can be found by Clicking Here, specifically paragraph (8).  The application of...