Important Update: New Standards for Alimony in Utah

Alimony

The landscape of family law in Utah continues to change, particularly concerning how alimony is determined. One of the most impactful updates is the new approach to equalizing the standard of living between divorced spouses. Here’s a detailed look at this crucial change and what it means for you: Equalizing Standards of Living Equalization Efforts…

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Key Changes in Utah Alimony Law: Imputation of Income for Recipient Spouses

Alimony in Utah Family Law Cases

Understanding the latest changes in Utah family law is essential for anyone involved in alimony cases. One significant update focuses on how the courts determine the imputation of income for recipient spouses. These changes are designed to ensure fairer outcomes for individuals who have reduced their workplace experience due to family responsibilities or disability. Here’s…

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Important Changes to Alimony Determination: What You Need to Know

Alimony

The Utah State Legislature recently made significant changes to how courts determine alimony. Here’s what you need to know about the new factors that the courts will consider when determining alimony: Standard of Living During the Marriage. The court will evaluate the standard of living that existed during the marriage, which includes: Income: The court will…

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What Does it Mean to Impute Income in a Family Law Case?

Income

In Utah family law cases, the imputation of income refers to the process by which a court assigns or attributes income to a party for the purpose of calculating child support or alimony obligations. This imputed income is used when the court believes that the party could earn more than they currently do but is…

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Empowering Guardianship: Understanding Delegation of Powers by Parents or Guardians

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Utah law recognizes that parents or guardians may need to temporarily delegate certain powers regarding care, custody, or property to another individual through a properly-executed power of attorney. This legal mechanism, outlined in Section 75-5-103 of the Utah Code, provides flexibility and support to families in navigating various circumstances. Let’s explore what this delegation of…

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