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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Utah on
Q: Which of the following am I entitled to if I file for divorce?

My husband has been unfaithful during our 5 and a half year marriage, we have one child and I am currently pregnant with number 2. His car is paid off, our 2nd car is a lease under both of our names. He has a house where he is a "co-applicant" but he is on the loan and the title of the home. I am a... Read more »

Devin W. Quackenbush
Devin W. Quackenbush answered on Jul 10, 2017

You should have a good strategy for your divorce case. Finding the right lawyer for that can be daunting. Most lawyers will allow you to have a free consultation to determine whether they would be a good fit for your case. Feel free to reach out to a lawyer's office to see if they offer a free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Utah on
Q: Who is the petitioner and which case does the courts look at?

Person files for divorce and serves them, spouse after has a lawyer serves him divorce papers under a different case that show filing after. Both cases show different petitioners. Who is the petitioner and who is the defendant as well as which case will the court or judge look at?

Devin W. Quackenbush
Devin W. Quackenbush answered on May 3, 2017

In this situation, the two cases should be consolidated with the court and the party to file first should be the petitioner. A motion to consolidate the cases should be filed in both cases. If you feel like you require additional help with this, you should contact an attorney to help you.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Utah on
Q: My mother is in jail, shes willing to sign over her parental rights to me for my 16 year old sister how do I get custody

Little sister lives in north Carolina with her real dad it is a bad situation from what shes told me. He does not have custody of her my mom does. so how do I fight him and win.

Devin W. Quackenbush
Devin W. Quackenbush answered on Jan 31, 2017

There are some details that are necessary to answer your question that are missing from your question. However, your mother who has the court order granting her custody would have to pursue an action to have the child returned to Utah. I would recommend speaking to an attorney about all of the... Read more »

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