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January 2016 Archives

Infidelity can affect several aspects of your divorce

Couples divorce for many reasons, but infidelity is one cause of divorce from which few couples can recover. That act of betrayal does not only affect the couple but the children as well. Even though grounds for divorce are not necessary here in Utah, the fact that one spouse was unfaithful could affect certain issues in the divorce such as parenting time, alimony and custody.

Social Security benefits after divorce

Many Utah residents might not realize that they could receive a portion of their ex-spouses' Social Security benefits when they are eligible to collect them. Even if they are aware that it is possible, they might think they are not eligible based on how long ago the divorce happened. In fact, it does not matter how many years have passed since the divorce, the important question is how long the marriage lasted.

Utah man sentenced after plea deal reached in DUI-related death

According to police reports, a man died after he fell from the hood of an accelerating vehicle back in May 2015. His friend, who was driving at the time, was arrested on numerous charges, including vehicular homicide. In Oct. 2015, the Utah man pleaded guilty to certain crimes in connection with this DUI-related death as part of a plea bargain. Recently, he was sentenced in accordance with that deal.

Any good DUI defense starts by examining the traffic stop

When an individual is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, he or she has the right to review all of the evidence and records in the possession of Utah prosecutors that pertain to the arrest. Under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, law enforcement officials must have probable cause to conduct a search and/or to seize property. This means that any good DUI defense starts by examining the traffic stop.

How parents handle their divorce will affect the children

As the new year begins, so does "divorce season," which runs from January through March. There is a marked increase in divorce filings during these first three months of the year. How Utah parents handle their divorce will have an effect on the children.

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