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How is child support calculated in Utah?

When getting ready to initiate divorce proceedings, it is normal to have a lot of questions about what post-divorce life will look like for you and your children. Will you come out on top financially? Will you have the funds you need to pay child support or, on the other side, will you receive enough in child support?

4 tips for handling a custody evaluation

Like any Utah parent, your children mean the world to you. As you go through a divorce, you may worry about how the situation will impact your children and what hoops you may have to jump through when it comes to making child custody decisions. If you and the other parent can still get along amicably, the decision-making process may not present too many difficulties. However, if the court will have more of a say in the matter, you may have concerns about possible outcomes.

Can I modify my divorce agreement?

The short answer is that changes can be made. While the divorce may have become final, there are many reasons for requesting a change to the decree. Of course there may have been a clerical error in the judgment or some other technical issue that the court needs to clean up. But there may be a certain decision made by the court that you feel was unfair, or perhaps there needs to be a change in certain obligations set forth in the divorce agreement.

Aunt attempting to adopt children despite obstacles

Three siblings, ages 7, 6 and 3, are currently in foster care and are the subject of a child custody and adoption dispute. Their aunt, a Utah woman, wants to adopt them to keep them in the family, but the foster parents evidently want to adopt them too. The children were removed from her brother's home earlier in the year after a neighborhood boy was allegedly accused of molesting the girls.

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