Smithfield, Utah Family Lawyers
Besides helping clients, Brian teaches online legal courses at Purdue University Global and Brigham Young University-Idaho, including courses in civil litigation, business law, family law, criminal law, and media law. He previously taught at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Family strife can be emotionally wrenching. You don't need legal entanglements to make it worse. Let us help make things go more smoothly. Raymond has 30+ years experience in all facets of divorce and family law matters such as:
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We Focus on Divorce & Family Law. Because Utah law is complex and constantly evolving, it demands time and attention to remain at the forefront and provide our clients with exceptional representation. Changes to the interpretation and implementation of law happen every day. By focusing on this area of practice, we are able to stay up to date and ahead of the...
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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