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Case Highlights from Miller Family Law:

  1. Obtained sole custody arrangement for father during modification proceedings.
  2. Obtained favorable settlement agreement from insurance company for lost business opportunities due to car accident.
  3. Defeated a request for protective order against our client, an out-of-state defendant, where petition raised decades old claims of disputed past abuse and successfully argued petitioner did not satisfy the intent of the statute by failing to show a reasonable fear of abuse.
  4. Increased property settlement for our client by 80% through negotiations with opposing counsel after multiple attorneys refused to accept our client's case.
  5. Successfully defended against a temporary restraining order alleging drug abuse and neglect of an infant where evidence of a failed drug test and warrant for arrest against our client was presented.  Argued that such evidence does not support a showing of abuse or neglect of our client's infant.  The restraining order was denied.
  6. Successfully obtained a protective order and supervised parent-time (visitation) to protect our client's child against neglect of his father during his parent-time.
  7. Assisted client in successfully recalling criminal warrants.
  8. Successfully represented father in mediation and settlement of paternity rights, obtaining favorable custody, support, right of first refusal and decision making orders.

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End of the 90 Day Waiting Period for Divorce?

The 90-day waiting period for divorce in Utah may be coming to an end. The Utah Senate has approved a bill to ending the state’s 90-day waiting period for divorce. It must now go through the House and then on to the Governor's desk for signature.

Utah Code Section 30-3-18 requires that there must be at least 90 days between the date an individual requests a divorce and the date a hearing for the divorce may be held. Either party can ask that the waiting period be waived, but they must show the court that "extraordinary circumstances" exist.

There is little research to show that this 90-day waiting period actually leads to reconciliation, which is the purpose behind the policy.  We'll keep you posted as this bill moves toward law.

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Contact a divorce attorney at Miller Family Law, Inc to learn more.