Reasons You Might Get an Annulment

signing divorce papersMany have questions surrounding marriage annulments—particularly, what an annulment is exactly, and what might be grounds for getting an annulment.

An annulment is similar to a divorce in that it legally ends a marriage. An annulment is different, however, in that it declares that a marriage was never technically valid, and therefore that it never existed. Most annulments occur within a matter of weeks or months into a marriage because grounds for annulment are typically discovered early on in a marriage, if any exist. This means that annulments often do not involve dividing property or making decisions regarding children.

How Employers Reduce Workplace Injuries

hard hat areaOccupational illnesses and workplace injuries can cost a business thousands, if not millions, of dollars per year in benefits costs. For an employer, this means that it is highly important to implement strong preventative measures that will eliminate the likelihood of these illnesses and injuries developing. Workers, then, should be mindful of what measures their employers are taking in order to protect them. Then if a worker develops an illness or sustains an injury due to occupational work, he will be better prepared to handle the illness or injury and will be able to identify whether the employer is truly at fault. Here are some of the most common measures that employers take in order to reduce workplace illness and injury.

Documents to Update Following a Name Change

us passportA name change might be necessary for a variety of reasons—marriage, most commonly, but also in the case of divorce, a change in a child’s surname, and a desire to adopt a new name over an old one. Most types name changes are carried out by the court order process, except in the case of a woman taking her husband’s name after marriage, where common usage will suffice. Common usage involves documenting the new name on a marriage certificate, and then showing this certificate to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Social Security Administration for a new license and social security card. Court order involves going to court to change your name and then getting a court order as proof of your new name.

Some Leading Causes of Divorce in the U.S.

divorce papersBecause every divorce is different—not to mention deeply personal—it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly the root causes are of today’s divorces in the U.S. That said, research on divorce is an ongoing study, and researchers are still able to identify common trends in divorce as reasons for divorce reported by today’s divorcees. Here is a list of the most common reasons people are getting divorced, as reported by a national survey on marriage conducted by the National Fatherhood Initiative.

US Supreme Court to Hear Gay Marriage

Hold on.  The landscape of marriage in this country may very well change forever this fall. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this April 2015 on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry or whether states are allowed to pass laws banning gay marriage.  Not only is the issue of gay rights…

Starting Over After a Divorce

Heart broken, sad, gloomy middle aged womanDivorce is a trying time for all the parties involved and many people emerge from the other side of it unsure of what their next move should be. Once the papers are signed and the dust settles, you’re suddenly left on your own to begin making decisions about where your life will go next. It may seem overwhelming, but you can get back on track by focusing on your own happiness and healing.

Holiday Parent-Time

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and continues to have a wonderful holiday season! As the holiday’s approach questions of parent-time arise. Which parent gets the minor children for Christmas Eve/Day? Which parent gets the minor children for New Years Eve/Day? CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 801-538-0066!!

Every case is different but unless stated otherwise (previous order) Utah Code addresses Christmas holiday parent-time as:
UTAH CODE ANN. § 30-3-35
HOLIDAY PARENT-TIME SCHEDULE
(Summarized)

For Non-Custodial Parent:

Odd-Numbered Years:
First half of Christmas vacation, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day until 1:00 p.m. until halfway through the holiday, if there are an odd number of days for the holiday period, or until 7:00 p.m. if there are an even number of days for the holiday period, so long as the entire holiday is equally divided.

Even-Numbered Years:
Second half of Christmas Vacation, beginning 1:00 p.m. on the day halfway through the holiday, if there are an odd number of days for the holiday period, or at 7:00 p.m. if there are an even number of days for the holiday as long as the entire Christmas holiday is divided equally.