Utah County, Utah Family Lawyers
I am a litigation attorney focused on divorce, custody, adoption and other family law issues. Prior to starting my own firm, I worked for the largest family law firm in the county. Over the past several years I have worked on hundreds of family law cases, and...
Prior to starting Woods Law, Mr. Woods clerked for the Honorable Dale A. Kimball of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. In May 2011, he accepted an international position as an Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. During his time overseas, he defended the U.S. Territory against a variety of civil claims and appeared regularly before the High...
Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School, and was admitted to the California Bar in 2016. After law school, during a fellowship with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Ryan advocated for low-income residents with an array of legal needs. Ryan's experiences with retired judges, commissioners, and seasoned attorneys have added to his knowledge and skills. He assists a wide array of clients...
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...
Provo, UT 84604
Brigham Young University
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...
Bruce Nelson is the founder and principal attorney of The Nelson Law Firm, PLLC. Bruce focuses his practice on business & civil litigation, family law, alternative dispute resolution, business and corporate matters, personal injury and many others.
Bruce works closely with clients to achieve their desired legal solutions. Such results are frequently obtained through negotiation as opposed to litigation although each matter has its own unique characteristics.
Before founding Nelson Law in 2004, Bruce utilized his extensive business and corporate experience in new product and new business development, training, along with conducting needful discovery for mergers and...
Utah County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Utah Legal Services, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
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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