Divorce

The right attorney improves your success in divorce matters.

My office is not your typical family or divorce law firm; I am a solo attorney, practicing in the areas of divorce and family law.

Divorce is never easy, I offer you understanding, respect, and I am empathic to your emotions during your divorce. I will attempt to first use conversation and mediation to acheive an acceptable settlement. But, if your case escalates, then I will use all of my skills and abilities, accumulated over 30 years, to prepare for and win your case at trial.

I serve individuals, and their families, throughout Utah. I focus on divorce and related family law matters. I have a record of negotiating successful outcomes of even high-conflict divorces. Should you have a simple, or complex matter that needs resolving - or you are an attorney advising a client and want a consultation - I am happy to discuss your options. Through more than 30 years in practice, I have handle numerous divorce cases; trained in collaborative divorce practices, and mediation; and, I am available to be a court-appointed special master, trained to work out solutions in high conflict cases.

I have heard from many people about how their attorney cannot be reached, or does not return calls. In my office, it is me, and my assistant. I endeavor to respond to each and every telephone call, or email, within one business day.

Evaluating Your Situation. Providing Personalized Advice.

  • Every case is unique and needs to be carefully evaluated. I will review all factors, explain to you how the law works and how it will apply to your situation. Together, we will make decisions about what steps to take. I will help you determine your best course of action, so you and your family are protected.
  • If you are considering filing for divorce, have questions about a divorce, or have been served with papers seeking a divorce, contact me and let's explore the process to see how you and I can reach your goals.
  • Several issues may need to be discussed and resolved during your divorce. This includes dividing assets and debt, negotiating a settlement agreement and discussing child custody and child support orders if children are involved.
  • I use multiple methods, such as collaboration or mediation, to negotiate your divorce agreements and orders, when such is possible.
  • I will go to trial, if that is what is required.

Fees:

Initial Consultations (which can be by telephone, though in-person is usually better):

  • 1/2 hour - free,
  • If you want to go beyond 1/2 hour, my hourly rate of $250 per hour.

Military / Veteran discount: 25% discount of my hourly fee for all work performed after being retained.

Initial Consultations (which can be by telephone, though in-person is usually better):

  • 1/2 hour - free,
  • If you want to go beyond 1/2 hour, my hourly rate of $250 per hour.

Divorce / family law cases:

  • Uncontested divorce (no children) -- flat fee of $1,650.00, paid up-front, which includes
  • The court fees,
  • Filing fees, and
  • One attempt to serve the other spouse with the required papers (local only).
  • Uncontested divorce with children -- hourly rate, with a retainer fee required, due to all of the additional documents and work required.
  • All other divorce or family law matters -- my hourly rate; and a retainer fee will be required.

Contact me, an attorney who works throughout Utah, and works on your behalf via mediation, or trial.

If you would like to speak with me confidentially, call me at 801-833-0822 or contact me online. Let my solutions-focused approach help you handle your divorce case to meet your current situation and your goals.