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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... 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 »

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Q: My ex owes me over $99,000 in back child support. He lives in Utah and inherited a lot of money. California won't help.

What can I do to get what is owed?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 23, 2017

If you have a judgment for the child support in California, you can enforce it in Utah. You will need a Utah attorney to help you collect that debt.

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Q: Can I get my backed child support reduced?.

I was ordered to pay 316$ but it was modified to 266$ before it became final because I have another child, but they did not reduce the backed child support, I also changed jobs because the previous one was seasonal and I needed a permanent job but I get paid less now I get 10.50 an hr. I used to... Read more »

Paul Waldron
Paul Waldron
answered on Mar 5, 2017

In Utah, by law, you usually cannot change your back child support obligation, and a judge can only modify child support "back" to the date of filing of a petition to modify your child support obligation. You should consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss the full specifics of your... Read more »

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Q: Can a home equity loan be considered income for the purpose of changing child support amounts?
Paul Waldron
Paul Waldron
answered on Mar 5, 2017

In Utah, a home equity loan would usually not be considered income for the purpose of changing child support amounts. There are many factors that go into the calculation of child support, so it is recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced lawyer to review all the facts of your... Read more »

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Q: My husband and I are getting married next month. Im the only one working do i have to pay child support?

He has 4 other kids with 4 other woman. He dont have a job and he is incarcerated. He does not plan on working for the rest of his life. I always work. Will I end up paying child support? If I end up paying child support is there anyway I can have custody if the child if the Mother is living off... Read more »

Paul Waldron
Paul Waldron
answered on Mar 5, 2017

In Utah, a spouse is not liable for a new spouse's child support obligation. It is unlikely that you can obtain custody of a step child on the basis that the natural mother with custody of the children is living on government support. You will need to consult with a Georgia lawyer to learn... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Utah on
Q: My fiance died while I was five months pregnant. Need to have him added to birth certificate and to have a court order.

I have DNA already. I am in slc utah

Paul Waldron
Paul Waldron
answered on Feb 27, 2017

You need to file a parentage action in the appropriate court to establish your deceased fiancé as the father so that he can be added to the birth certificate. There may be a jurisdictional issue depending on where your child was conceived, where the biological father died, etc. A lawyer can help... Read more »

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Q: Does she have legal recourse if I don't pay?

My kids mom is attending school and asked my wife and I for help with childcare last year and we rearranged our work schedules at a cost to us, to accommodate her classes. This year she added some classes/ days and has again asked that we help. We agreed to help but asked that she pay $5/wk for... Read more »

Christopher J. Salcido
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Christopher J. Salcido
answered on Feb 1, 2017

The answer is likely yes but we would need to review the terms of your decree to be sure of what your responsibilities are here. You may want to take the issue to the judge since it sounds like your decree favors personal child care over surrogate and it seems absurd she would choose day care at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: How can I care for my sister?

My dad is an over the road driver and my sister wants to live with me rather than stay with his wife. Our parents are divorced and both parents are ok with this but neither live in the state. He is the custodial parent.I also don't have money for a layer due to just having a baby.

Clinton R. Brimhall
Clinton R. Brimhall
answered on Aug 26, 2016

With your parents on board with this, I'm not sure I understand the difficulty you are facing.

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Q: My son's father has not seen him in over 3 years how do I go about terminating his rights

My son's father has not seen him in over 3 years, he has criminal and federal charges on his account he has never paid child support and would not sign the birth certificate. But we did get a paternity test for the ORS but whenever they contact him about child support he quits his job.

Cory Hundley
Cory Hundley
answered on Dec 25, 2013

There are two basic options in terminating parental rights. First, you could try for a voluntary termination of his parental rights and he can sign away his parental rights. This is the fastest, easiest, and simplest way to terminate parental rights. The other way is involuntary termination of... Read more »

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