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Utah Considers Alimony Modification

House Bill 236, in the Utah legislature is creating some talk amongst those practicing family law. According to the bill, it “expands the circumstances under which a court may order alimony, and it increases the length of time alimony may be awarded.” Currently there are three main factors the court considers in determining the appropriateness […]

Recent Decisions from the Utah Court of Appeals

In Clarke v. Clarke, husband challenged several decisions made by the district court in entering the divorce decree, particularly concerning the court’s property distribution, and its decisions to award full legal and physical custody of the parties’ children to wife. Husband also challenged the district court’s decision to hold him in contempt and award related […]

CA NECESITA TRABAJADORES QUE COSECHEN TIERRAS

Es bien sabido que inmigrantes provenientes de diferentes países especialmente inmigrantes Hispanos trabajan cosechando los compos Americanos. Estos inmigrantes han estado haciendao por varias décadas éste trabajo, siendo ellos parte crucial en el desarrollo de ésta industria. Debido a que los inmigrantes ilegales han visto amenazada su libertad para trabajar en algunos estados como Arizona […]

Karren v. Karren

The Utah Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s order denying husband’s motion to disqualify all civil and judicial authorities who are also members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). “Rule 63(b) of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure requires that a motion to disqualify “shall be accompanied by an affidavit […]

Woman Caught on Camera Hiring a Hitman to Kill Husband

This video went viral today and it is truly shocking: If only there were an easier way to dissolve a marriage that involved significantly less shadiness, money, and jail time. Oh wait, there is! Tyler Moore at Schmidt Law is currently offering a special flat rate of $1500 for any uncontested divorce. Call us at […]

Happy Independence Day!

On July 4, 1776, the United States adopted its Declaration of Independence. The Fourth of July is the day of celebration of our freedom from tyranny. As a criminal defense attorney, July 4 bears special meaning. Today is a day to celebrate the individual freedoms we are entitled to as citizens of the United States. […]

MISSOURI v. FRYE and LAFLER v. COOPER: Sixth Amendment Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel Extended to Plea Negotiations

Of the criminal law cases that have been reviewed by the Supreme Court this session, Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye appear to have received the most attention. As a criminal defense attorney, it is my standard practice to inform clients of every plea bargain that is offered by the government and to advise […]

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