Sandy, Utah Divorce Lawyers

Eric Swinyard
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Dedicated to creating personalized solutions in divorce and family law matters.

I’m an experienced Utah divorce lawyer and dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Marco Brown
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience

We’re dedicated to helping remove the fear associated with getting divorced by protecting your finances and maximizing the time with your kids. Read More »
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Ryan Ficklin
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Utah Divorce Lawyer

Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Eric Swinyard, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in the State of Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home... Read More »
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Christopher J. Salcido
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Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience

Voted by his colleagues to the Super Lawyer list in Utah, Christopher J. Salcido is one of the best Utah Divorce Attorneys and Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers in practice. Chris has a reputation of out of the box thinking... Read More »
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Milda Shibonis
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Utah Divorce Lawyer

I love meeting people, hearing stories, and fixing problems. I believe in a holistic approach to litigation, one that keeps a focus on my clients' objectives and aggressively safeguards what is important in their lives. Read More »
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Christopher J. Salcido
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Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(801) 413-1753 43 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT 84070
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Voted by his colleagues to the Super Lawyer list in Utah, Christopher J. Salcido is one of the best Utah Divorce Attorneys and Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers in practice. Chris has a reputation of out of the box thinking and brings a vast experience to the table in divorce and family law matters such as custody disputes, alimony issues, child support, paternity, and more. Chris is also well known for his methods of aggressive criminal defense. In criminal defense matters, Chris represents people all over the state of Utah facing such charges as DUI, drug possession, assault, theft, felonies, etc....
Marco Brown
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(801) 685-9999 740 East 9000 South, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84094
Divorce and Family
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
We’re dedicated to helping remove the fear associated with getting divorced by protecting your finances and maximizing the time with your kids.
Jill L Coil
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Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer
(801) 884-3775 10815 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce and Family
Texas Southern University
CoilLaw is dedicated to providing services to address the varying legal needs of individuals and families in the areas of divorce and family law, personal injury and criminal law. Regardless of your legal needs, it is important to have an experienced attorney who understands your objectives and who will work diligently to achieve the results you desire, while continually working to secure your future. Our attorneys emphasize the importance of preparing clients for what lies ahead, both during their cases and in their futures. Hire CoilLaw to protect YOUR family and YOUR future.
Jared Pearson
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Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 888-0991 9192 South 300 West
Suite 35
Sandy, UT 84070
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Brigham Young University
Jared Pearson is a licensed Utah litigation attorney. Before forming Pearson Law Firm Jared practiced law in both Salt Lake and Utah County and represented companies and individuals in a number of matters, including family law, divorce, bankruptcy, criminal defense, contract disputes, personal injury, real estate transactions, and corporate law. Jared is an experienced bankruptcy attorney that has handled many Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Jared has the knowledge and resources to handle any consumer bankruptcy case from start to finish and has the experience to foresee specific issues based on the unique circumstances of any given case...
Frank Slaugh
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Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(801) 572-4412 880 East 9400 South
Suite 103
Sandy, UT 84094
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
In private practice for over forty years with emphasis in Bankruptcy, Personal and Business, and bankruptcy litigation, including Chapters 7,11,12,13. Substantial experience in "difficult" bankruptcies. Referrals from other attorneys, including other bankruptcy practitioners, are frequent.
Vernon Jolley
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Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(801) 495-1442 9710 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
With nearly 30 years as a legal professional, Vernon Jolley is an accomplished trial attorney who is admitted to practice in Utah and California and before various federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Vernon has helped thousands of clients in many areas of the law, including civil/business litigation, contract law, personal injury and family law. He is deeply committed to the cause of Fathers Rights and to helping fathers in all areas of the law. In addition to logging more hours in the courtroom...
Nathaniel Noel Nelson
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Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(801) 981-8779 8941 S. 700 E. Ste. 203
Sandy, UT 84070
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Employment and Family
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Dirk Eastmond
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Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 566-4000 140 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce, Business and Family
Donald S. Reay Esq.
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Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(801) 999-8529 43 W. 9000 S.
Suite B
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Brian Frees
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Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(801) 562-2500 8522 South 1300 East
Suite D104
Sandy, UT 84094
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Michael Lawrence
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Utah Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience

Getting a divorce can be a very traumatic, stressful and emotionally draining process.You want an attorney who knows the ropes and can get the job done without breaking the bank. You also want a firm that can move the... Read More »
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Preston Day
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Utah Divorce Attorney

Preston Day is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Eric Swinyard, PLLC. Prior to assuming his position as associate attorney, Preston spent over two years working as a prosecuting attorney for Salt Lake City and... Read More »
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Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 532-1700 7390 Creek Rd
Sandy, UT 84093
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 561-4797 140 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Tax
Sandy, UT Divorce Lawyer
(801) 562-1459 140 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce, Collections, Criminal and Family
Sandy, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 990-4990 9533 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070
Divorce, Business and Family
Devin W. Quackenbush
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Murray, UT Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(855) 217-3830 480 East Winchester Street
STE 200
Murray, UT 84107
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Creighton University
Devin Quackenbush was born and raised in Utah County, Utah. He became interested in the law at an early age. During his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, Devin interned for the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. From his experience at the FBI, Devin's interests in the law increased and he decided to pursue a career as an attorney. Devin went to law school at Creighton University where he was the Executive Editor of the Creighton Law Review. He was published in the 42nd volume of the law review for his case note on child...
Jeff Butler
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South Jordan, UT Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(801) 683-5813 1802 South Jordan Parkway
Suite 200
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Collections and Family
Brigham Young University
Prior to partnering with Carson Pearson, Jeff Butler worked as corporate in-house counsel for companies in Utah and California. He has experience with real estate law, mortgage law, business law, and healthcare law. Mr. Butler grew up in Utah and California. He graduated from Brigham Young University where he graduated with University Honor Program. He attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University while also pursuing a master degree from the Romney Institute of Public Management. During law school, he externed for two federal judges, the Honorable Judge Benson and the Honorable Judge...
David Mark Corbett
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South Jordan, UT Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(801) 285-6302 10459 S. 1300 West
Suite 101
South Jordan, UT 84095
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Baylor Law School
David has found that passion and creativity separate the best attorneys from the rest. As an intern in the Federal District Court in Waco, Texas while in law school, he observed that the most effective attorneys showed genuine belief in their clients and their rights. He incorporated these lessons into his work with Baylor Law School’s celebrated mock trial team, for which the school awarded him the American Board of Trial Advocates award. After law school, David chose to serve the people of Northwest Arizona as a public defender. For five years, he represented men and women charged with...
Daniel W. McKay
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Wet Jordan , UT Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(801) 812-1000 8813 South Redwood Road
Wet Jordan , UT 84088
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Brigham Young University
I received my undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science from Boise State University, where I graduated with Distinguished Honors. I attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where I graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2000. I was admitted to the Utah State and Federal Bar in 2000, to the Idaho State and Federal Bar in 2001, and most recently to the Nevada State and Federal Bar in 2005. I am also a member of the Utah Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Utah Association for Justice, the Central Bar Association. I was recently appointed by The Utah...
Emy Cordano
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(801) 804-5152 6465 South 3000 East
Suite 103
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
I am Emy Cordano, a family law attorney based in Salt Lake City. I concentrate my practice on divorce and family law matters; I am not a general practice lawyer. Family law is all I do. This focus allows me to stay current on all related aspects of Utah family law and to stay connected to my clients as we work together to solve all your problems. If you are facing a divorce or another legal problem involving your children, relationships or finances, it is essential to have a lawyer who will engage personally with you. You...
Eric Swinyard
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Draper, UT Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(801) 441-3690 11576 S. State Street
Ste. 103A
Draper, UT 84020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Arizona
Eric Swinyard is a trial attorney dedicated to delivering high-quality representation to injury victims and individuals going through divorce and family law matters. With offices across the Wasatch Front, Eric’s practice is focused on providing personalized legal services to individuals throughout the State of Utah and across the country.

Eric began practicing law after obtaining a law degree and MBA from the University of Arizona. Eric began his legal career by working as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Judiciary. Since becoming an attorney, he has provided legal assistance to thousands of individuals in...
Renon Warner
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Utah Divorce Lawyer

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Preston Day
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Draper, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 441-3690 11576 S. State Street
Ste. 103A
Draper, UT 84020
Divorce, Criminal and Family
University of Idaho College of Law
Preston Day is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Eric Swinyard, PLLC. Prior to assuming his position as associate attorney, Preston spent over two years working as a prosecuting attorney for Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County. During his time as a prosecutor, he managed several hundred cases and took over a hundred cases to trial. In his current role, Preston manages primarily divorce, family, and criminal cases.

Preston began his legal career working as a law clerk for Judge Richard Wagner of the Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada. He transitioned from his clerkship alongside Judge Wagner...
Craig L. Pankratz
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Midvale, UT Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
75 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Midvale, UT 84047
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Baylor Law School
Growing up on a farm in Erda, Utah taught me the value of hard work, tenacity, and integrity. These attributes have shaped my life. In high school, although I was undersized, I captained my football team's offensive and defensive lines and garnered all region and all state honors. I also dedicated myself to my studies, graduating second in my high school class, earning full tuition academic scholarships, and receiving Magna Cum Laude honors at BYU and Baylor Law School. My work ethic, tenacity, and integrity continue to motivate me as an attorney. I have tried twenty-three jury trials...
Ryan Ficklin
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South Jordan, UT Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(801) 441-3690 10808 S. River Front Parkway
Ste. 3080
South Jordan, UT 84095
Divorce and Family
Whittier Law School
Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Eric Swinyard, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in the State of Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan also served as Treasurer for the J. Rueben Clark Society...
Reid Mann Weekes
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West Jordan, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 783-1888 8823 South Redwood Road
D-3
West Jordan, UT 84088
Free ConsultationDivorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
Reid Mann is the founding Utah divorce attorney at Utah Divorce Center, a law practice focusing on a wide range of family law issues, including all types of divorce, custody, maintenance and adoption matters. As a Utah native and married father of three children Mr. Mann understands and recognizes the emotional as well as family and social challenges parents and children are faced with during domestic cases. At the same time Mr. Mann has been recognized by his peers for his grounded, no-nonsense, and pragmatic approach to managing the emotionally driven nature of domestic law.
Stephen Nemelka
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(801) 568-9191 6806 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Creighton University School of Law
Stephen R. Nemelka has been working in the legal field for over twenty years. He began his legal career focusing mainly on bankruptcy and criminal law but has since narrowed his practice to specialize in family law and all other domestic related fields. Mr. Nemelka holds firm to the belief that he can offer aggressive and competent representation while tempering the emotional and financial distress that domestic litigation can cause.
Joshua P. Eldredge
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South Jordan, UT Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(801) 362-0300 10808 S. River Front Pkwy., Suite 3083
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Joshua Eldredge had the opportunity to grow up all over the country due to his father serving as an F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force. Because of his diverse interactions, Joshua quickly learned how to connect and gain trust of those around him. Developing those strong relationships allowed him to see the importance of bring peace of mind to those around him who are facing difficult family challenges. This opportunity helped him begin his journey to become a family law attorney. While in law school, Joshua served as President of the J. Ruben Clark Law Society and...
Cory Wall
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Lawyer
(801) 274-3100 2168 E Fort Union Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Pepperdine University
Cory R. Wall has over 26 years experience and is a member in good standing of the State Bars of both Utah and California. Cory is an aggressive and tenacious attorney committed to his clients. He and his friendly staff work very hard to educate his clients about their legal situation and options. After deciding on a plan, he and his staff are committed to keeping his clients up to date as to the legal proceedings. This is done through email, mail, consultations and phone contact. He works hard to partner and help teach his...
Brian Johnson
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Draper, UT Divorce Lawyer
(801) 816-1074 12401 S 450 E Suite A2
Draper, UT 84020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
At the law office of Brian D. Johnson located in Ogden, Utah, we help people take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild, and recover their lives. We help people find solutions to escape overwhelming debt and get back on track. When you work with our firm, you work directly with an experienced bankruptcy attorney who will be there to answer all of your questions and guide you through all phases of your case. You have options. You have rights. You have the choice to take back control of your financial future. Contact us today for a free...
K Bradley Carr
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South Jordan, UT Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(801) 810-7002 10808 River Front Parkway
Suite 175
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Baylor Law School and Baylor Law School
Attorney Brad Carr practices primarily represents landlords and family law clients. He is the founding partner of Carr | Woodall. He has handled thousands of eviction landlord matters and hundreds of divorces. Mr. Carr has four children of his own. He fights hard for his clients because he knows exactly what they have on the line.

In his free time, you can find Mr. Carr doing just about anything as long as it is outside. He water skis, snow skis, snowboards, races motorcycles, hikes, camps, plays tennis, plays pickle-ball, and the list goes on. He and his wife often joke that...
Christopher M. Ault
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 539-9000 8817 S Redwood Road
Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84088
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
David Pace
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Cottonwood Heights, UT Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(801) 355-9700 6925 Union Park Center
Suite 480
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Brigham Young University
Lonnie Eliason
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Midvale, UT Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(801) 565-0594 935 E South Union Ave
Creekview Plaza, Suite D-103
Midvale, UT 84047
Divorce, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Family and small business oriented law firm where you can get an appointment the day you need one. Lonnie's general practice includes Estate Planning (wills & trusts), Family law (divorce, adoptions, guardianships), Business organizations (partnerships, corporations, LLC's) and wrongful injury law. Your legal issue is important, and will be handled efficiently and professionally.
Diana Huntsman
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney
(801) 838-8900 623 E. Fort Union Boulevard, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84047
Divorce and Family
Kurt W. Laird
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South Jordan, UT Divorce Attorney
(800) 381-9656 881 Baxter Drive
South Jordan, UT 84095
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Mr. Laird practices in several areas of law including civil litigation, contract drafting, business law, bankruptcy and probate (i.e., wills and trusts). His clients benefit from the breadth of his experience. He provides excellent service and advocacy for his clients, while also giving them honest and practical advice. Away from law, Mr. Laird enjoys time with his family, participating in church activities and sports.
Johnathan M Duncan
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Midvale, UT Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 997-6300 6925 Union Park Center, Suite 480
Midvale, UT 84047
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
James A. Tanner
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Lawyer
(801) 838-8900 623 E. Fort Union Boulevard, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84047
Divorce
Daniel McKay
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West Jordan, UT Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(801) 812-1000 8813 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
I received my undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science from Boise State University, where I graduated with Distinguished Honors. I attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where I graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2000. I was admitted to the Utah State and Federal Bar in 2000, to the Idaho State and Federal Bar in 2001, and most recently to the Nevada State and Federal Bar in 2005. I am also a member of the Utah Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Utah Association for Justice, the Central Bar Association. I was recently appointed by The Utah Supreme...
Jeremy R Miller
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Taylorsville, UT Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(801) 648-8190 6357 S Redwood Rd
Suite C
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Jeremy R. Miller is an experienced trial attorney. He has worked as a solo practitioner, in a small litigation firm, and at a top consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He has 10 years of experience in client relations and high pressure conflict resolution. He has experience in all areas of divorce and family law, estate planning, contract and business disputes, personal injury, and real estate. He has been the second chair on several jury and bench trials, and first chair at hearings before Utah Family Law Commissioners and Judges.

In May 2007, Jeremy earned his J.D. from Syracuse...
Jaclyn Jane Robertson
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(385) 770-7453 199 West 4860 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Divorce and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Jaclyn J. Robertson specializes in divorce and family law matters. A former prosecutor, licensed in both California and Utah, she is a skilled and experienced advocate.

During her years as a prosecutor with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office, Jaclyn mastered the intricacies of the courtroom and litigation. She handled hundreds of cases from initial screening through to jury trial verdicts. As a prosecutor, she spent years on the domestic violence team, and was also appointed as the special victims prosecutor for the juvenile team. The complexities and interpersonal demands she successfully handled in these cases serve her clients well...
Robin Kirkham
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Salt Lake City, UT Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(801) 707-1370 308 E. 4500 S. Suite 175
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Brigham Young University
For over a decade, Robin happily served as a Public Defender in Twin Falls, Idaho before returning to her home state of Utah. As a Public Defender, Robin handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and from child protection to juvenile justice. She excelled at motion practice (especially motions suppressing the state's evidence) and at negotiating favorable resolutions for her clients. Now in Salt Lake City, Utah, Robin is able to leverage her personal experience with and insights into the challenges of divorce and co-parenting to the benefit of her clients. Her personal experience, along with her training...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.