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The Name of the Game: Changing a Child’s Last Name in Custody or Divorce

By: Anna Kennedy Social conventions concerning last names have changed significantly in the last century. Utah courts have used these changes to answer the issue of what a child’s surname should be, especially in divorce or child custody disputes. When parents fight over what a child’s last name should be, how do the courts decide? […]

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You’ve Been Served? What you need to know about Utah’s Service Process

  By Anna Kennedy – Law Clerk at Felt Family Law & Mediation All contested divorce or child custody cases start with one vital step: serving the Petition to the other party, which means sending the other party an official copy of the Petition for Divorce or Petition for Custody.  “Service process” is the legal […]

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Protecting Your Personal Injury Settlement During Divorce

Protecting Your Personal Injury Settlement During Divorce   Enduring divorce can be a complicated process that will require you and your soon-to-be-ex to develop agreements around critical aspects of your life. Sorting out custody agreements, assets, and property is often challenging. Even when couples have every intention of working together amicably, the process can quickly […]

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COVID and Long Distance Parent-Time

With many schools shutting down and hospitals running out of capacity due to COVID, the dangers from the resurging number of COVID cases feels more alarming than ever before. The risk of COVID spread is especially high for people traveling from one part of the country to another. What are parents supposed to do for […]

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What Does Divorce Mediation Mean?

By definition, divorce mediation is when two soon-to-be former spouses try to arrive at agreements together with a mediator present. This mediator is to be an unbiased third party that helps the spouses end their marriage in the most amicable way possible. People who need some advice before a mediation session can turn to an […]

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Utah Family Law Explained: Physical Custody & Parent Time

There are two kinds of child custody in Utah – Legal Custody and Physical Custody. This article addresses Physical Custody. Within the physical custody spectrum, parent time can follow many different parent-time plans. For joint physical custody, Utah courts should designate a primary custodian or primary residence. PHYSICAL CUSTODY Physical Custody in Utah literally means, […]

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Utah Family Law Explained Legal Custody

Felt Family Law & Mediation It’s In Our Name – It’s What We Do Utah Family Law Explained Legal Custody There are two kinds of child custody in Utah – Legal Custody and Physical Custody. This article addresses Legal Custody. LEGAL CUSTODY Legal Custody in Utah boils down to two main ideas: (1) access to […]

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Do I Need An Attorney?

by JONATHAN L. FELT Felt Family Law & Mediation I hear the question all the time. “Do I really need an attorney?”  Like all good legal questions, the answer is, “It depends.” There are many great reasons to get an attorney: professional advice, professional results, and letting someone else lift that burden, to name a […]

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