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Utah Child Support Worksheet

In the United States, each state has laws governing how child support should be paid from one parent to another parent. Different states consider different factors when determining how much the parent paying child support will need to pay each month. While every state uses different factors slightly differently, a few significant factors will play a role in calculating child support in Utah. Understanding how child support is calculated will help you defend your right. If you have questions or concerns about how child support will be calculated in your case, we recommend discussing them with one of the experienced Salt Lake City divorce attorneys at Read Law.

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January 28, 2021

Does alimony increase if my spouse had an affair?

While every case is different, the short answer to your question is: Yes. You may be eligible for more alimony if your spouse had an affair.

In 2019, the Supreme Court of Utah agreed with Read & Read when we argued before them in the case of Gardner vs. Gardner, on the issue of fault and alimony. The Supreme Court of Utah, also, agreed with our attorneys that adultery and other considerations should impact the amount of spousal support paid each month. (more…)

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January 2, 2021

Retirement Benefits and the Division of Property

Retirement benefits acquired during marriage are considered marital property. This includes pension plans.

Marital property includes property and assets acquired during marriage. As long as it was not a personal inheritance or property individually acquired prior to the marriage.  (more…)

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December 15, 2020

When Can I Request a Spousal Support Modification?

If you have experienced a recent change in income, you might be wondering. When can I request a spousal support modification?

Whether it is for the good or the not so good, change is inevitable. As the old saying goes, ‘the only real constant in the world is change,’ and after a divorce, it is not uncommon for life changes to occur that can have an effect on income or assets.  (more…)

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August 22, 2020

How much child support will I get?

We have advised thousands of parents on the issue of child support, and the most common concern we hear is, “How much child support will I get?”

This question is not surprising, considering we all want what is best for our children. Unfortunately, there is no quick answer to this question. As Utah dependent support is determined by a series of calculations. (more…)

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August 15, 2020

How do I maximize spousal support (alimony)?

Figuring out the best ways to maximize spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, is frustrating and confusing. Especially considering the state of Utah does not have a set formula to determine how much support should be awarded. 

Spousal support is not the same as child support. In fact, these are funds you receive in addition to the support needed to care for children. The purpose of spousal support is to enable the spouse receiving support to maintain the same standard of living they had during the marriage. In addition to preventing them from becoming a discharge of the state, in the event they are suddenly unable to afford the home they live in and other bills after the divorce. (more…)

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