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Utah Father’s Rights

Despite the equality movement, the law has long been stacked against father’s rights in divorce proceedings. To accommodate with equal rights, child custody, support and maintenance statutes have been modify so as to not overtly discriminate on men’s’ rights. That doesn’t mean that it is an even playing field. Far from it. Divorce and custody laws still have an undertone of preferring custody awards to females as “primary care providers”. We understand the uphill battle that frequently accompanies a father’s effort to win custody of minor children.

Despite the odds, our experienced Utah father’s rights attorneys have successfully won child custody on behalf of our clients. We understand what it takes and the best approaches to leveling the playing field and winning in these difficult situations. Don’t leave the important issue of child custody and support to inexperienced or incompetent counsel. Let us protect your interests.

Balanced Approach

We always seek to minimize disputes with our negotiating and mediation skills, while still representing your best interests. We take pride in our reputation with opposing counsel for being strait shooters! Our no-nonsense approach makes it easier for us to come to agreements with opposing attorneys because they can rely on us to “say what we mean” and “do what we say”. The Court also depends on the information we provide because we are known for our integrity, being thorough, honest and accurate. When negotiating and mediation skills don’t result in acceptable results, we have the fortitude to fight for your interest through court intervention.

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Client reviews

Client reviews in their own words.

Tre G.
Bankruptcy Client

I want to thank you for assisting me through this difficult times of going through bankruptcy. I was at the hearing today. Mr. Weekes was there for me. I was scared, but he re-assured me. It went on smoothly. There was a time I became emotional, and started to sob quietly, and looked sad. I want to thank you again kindly.

Stephanie M.
Bankruptcy Client

[Russell Weekes] helped me through my bankruptcy I was so nervous about my situation they were so great in answering all my questions. I recommend them to anyone they are fast and a professional team who care about there clients and what they are going through.

J.C.
Client

Russell and his team made my situation nothing short of amazing for the situation I was in.  All of my questions were always answered and I never was made to feel as if I was dumb to have gotten in the financial situation that I did. I have already referred a friend and would refer any family and friends to him and his team.

Dan D.
Client

I had a great experience. The people were friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond to help me.

Tommy B.
Client

Great service. I appreciate their kindness and making me feel at ease.

R J
Client

I highly recommend [Russell Weekes]. Filing Bankruptcy isn’t fun for anyone, and these guys were there for me every step of the way. I always got quick responses, they answered every question and put me at ease. I am extremely happy I chose them!

Tim F.
Bankruptcy Client

Everybody should go to [Weekes Law] should they have any bankruptcy matters at hand. They’re 100% legit, intelligent and friendly. They will do whatever it takes to see that your case is successfully discharged! They stay on top of it 100% of the way even if you get too caught up with life’s hurdles, they’re behind the scenes still steady at work for YOU!! (Their 1st priority). I fully recommend and support {Ascent] Law!!!

Aaron F.
Bankruptcy Client

I’m filing for bankruptcy right now and they have been great so far answering my questions and everything.

M J
Client

[Weekes] Law helped me out during a tough time. They took care of everything and were super friendly.

Aaron M.
Bankruptcy Client

If you’ve gotta go through the mess of financial bankruptcy, these guys are the best. My attorney as well as all of the paralegals and staff made going through hell much easier than I could have ever asked. Any questions I had they responded to immediately. They were always timely and gave me great legal advise. They aren’t the cheapest option, but the payment plans provided were unbeatable.

Justin T.
Client

Great service. They answered all of my questions and made me free comfortable. The staff and attorneys are knowledgeable.

Annon Y.
Bankruptcy Client

I am extremely happy with [Weekes] Law. First, no one ever wants to be in a position to have to file for bankruptcy, but if you do, you need someone who knows what they are doing, and will keep you informed. I was very nervous that I wouldn’t pick the right lawyer, or we would end up with someone who just wanted to get paid, and left us hanging. Our lawyer has been AMAZING. He is always fast to respond to any of my questions, and is very good at making sure you understand what is happening, and that you are comfortable with the process.

A Satisfied Client

My experience was unlike all of the stories one hears of attorneys. [Russell] and his team were absolutely spot on with their communication, follow-up, understanding and ultimately the results. They were aware of my budget and worked hard to keep me there.

I am truly appreciative of there complete caring and handling of my situation.

Adam J.

Weekes Law was professional, helpful, and easy to work with. They kept us informed on what was going on and helped us to make sure we understood what was being done and what was expected of us. We were glad we chose them!

R J
Client

I highly recommend [Russell Weekes]. Filing Bankruptcy isn’t fun for anyone, and these guys were there for me every step of the way. I always got quick responses, they answered every question and put me at ease. I am extremely happy I chose them!

The Perrys
Clients

Wonderful Attorney in [Russell Weekes]. Just what we were looking for in a Family Trust. Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, dependable, smart and kind. Recommend him or this law firm to everyone.

Jeffery L.
Family Law Client

I want to take a moment and tell you about [Weekes Law] – I will try to keep it short. I have learned that when you have to choose an attorney to fight for you and your child’s life in court, you should review the prior successes of the attorney. But honestly, not only did I need an aggressive pit-bull type of attorney, I also needed an attorney with a kind heart, someone that could handle an over-aggressive ex and also be caring to me. Weekes Law has a caring family law attorney and also an aggressive advocate in court. I highly recommend [Weekes Law] and all of their professional staff (I’ve spoken with all of them over this child custody dispute and divorce mess). When it’s your turn to have to fight in West Jordan or Salt Lake (I’ve been in both courts) you better make sure [Weekes Law] is on your side. If he’s on the other side – look out!

Elise J.
Criminal Law Client

My experience with [Weekes Law] was the most painless of all the many horrible things that a DUI charge will bring with it. The reason I say it was painless was because he knows exactly what he is doing. You know once you talk to him that this isn’t his first rodeo. [My attorney] has confidence in what he is doing witch really helped me during this hard time. This was not the case with other lawyers that I talked to. They told me things that I wanted to hear to try to sell me. That just made my situation worse and lengthened the process and cost. I had some priors so this wasn’t a simple case, but after hiring Mr. Rush he got everything worked out and he found flaws in the prosecution’s case against me. He found their mistakes and their missing information which made all the difference. Other lawyers don’t even read the reports but [My attorney] knew all the details. So, if you have criminal case, I give you my testimonial that he is professional, ethical, smart, and has a good team working with him and you never find yourself trying to track him down for stuff. I can’t tell you how happy I am. Thanks!!!”

Kermit R.
Client

I like these guys, they worked as a team to get my lawsuit resolved. As far as my divorce and child custody case, they know their stuff. I really wanted to settle quickly. It wasn’t as fast as I wanted, but it got done and I am so much happier for it.

You've Agreed To All the Terms of Divorce?
$1500 Uncontested Divorce

If you and your ex have agreed to all the terms of property division, custody, child support & maintenance and only need an attorney to draft the paperwork to make the agree legal, our flat-fee uncontested divorce can help. 

We understand that attorneys sometimes complicate your agreement to increase their fees. Not us! Our flat-fee uncontested divorce will affordably draft and file all the necessary paperwork to quickly finalize your divorce–if you have already agreed to the terms.

Utah Divorce FAQs

Child support in Utah is based on a formula that can easily be calculated if the income of both spouses is known. You can use the calculator at Office of Recovery Services locate at Office of Recovery Services  – (utah.gov).

Your property will be categorized as either a non-maritital asset or a marital asset. If the property was acquired during the marriage it will generally be a martial asset.

Each party will receive their separate property. Marital property will generally be divided equitably. 

Alimony is a remedy awarded to help a financially weaker spouse become self-sufficient. In Utah alimony is discretionary and is not awarded in every case. Factors that a court will consider in determining if alimony should be awarded and if so how much includes: 

  • Income and financial resources of both parties
  • Age
  • Emotional & physical condition of each party
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
Other factors can impact alimony such as “cause” such as an affair during marriage, cohabitation after divorce and employment.

Each party typically is responsible for his or her own legal expenses and costs associated with divorce. In some case, the court may award attorney’s fees.

In Utah if the divorce is contested (an answer is filed), then mediation is required. In some cases more than one mediation will be necessary to resolve all the issues.

For more information on Utah Divorce, a free initial consultation is your best next step. 

GET THE DIVORCE ANSWERS YOU NEED BY CONTACTING US TODAY.
Divorce Attorney Utah sErvices

For more information on Utah Divorce, a free initial consultation is your best next step. 

GET THE DIVORCE ANSWERS YOU NEED BY CONTACTING US TODAY.
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