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How Does a Job Loss (or Disability) Affect Alimony?

How Does a Job Loss (or Disability) Affect Alimony?

Over the years, I have had to help clients whose alimony obligation is much higher than the client’s ability to pay. Sometimes a client agrees to an alimony obligation that is too high from the outset, and other times, the client’s ability to pay alimony decreased...

Alimony, Need, and Imputing Income after Retirement

A fascinating case came out from the Utah Court of Appeals in March of 2020 on the issues of alimony and when to value a retirement account for division after a divorce trial. In the case of Petrzelka v. Goodwin, 2020 UT App 34, the husband was seeking alimony from...

No Need To Come In

No Need To Come In

Fontenot Law is able to handle divorce cases without the need to come to our offices. If you want to get information about a Utah divorce case, you can call us at 801.312.9330. We can get your case started without needing to come to the office in person, and for...

What is a Judicial Settlement Conference?

To get a Utah divorce or family law case to trial, you must first go through a Commissioner Pretrial Conference. From this hearing comes what is called a pretrial order. It is very important that the pretrial order states each and every issue you plan on having the...

Student Debt During a Divorce

How is student loan debt divided in a Utah divorce case? This question was answered recently by the Utah Court of Appeals in a case called Burggraaf v. Burggraaf, 2019 UT App 195. Generally, any debt incurred during a marriage is considered marital debt, which should...

How to Choose an Attorney

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard on How to Choose an Attorney One weekend I found myself in a used bookstore in Bountiful. I came across a book titled, “All You Need to Know About the Music Business,” by Donald S. Passman. Passman is a music industry lawyer. The book...

How To Start A Divorce Case

HOW DO I START MY DIVORCE OR MODIFICATION CASE? Many of the people that come to my office for a free consult don’t even know where to start when it comes to starting a divorce proceedings, filing for a divorce or custody modification. The truth is, getting a case...