frequently asked


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commonly asked questions we receive.

If you don’t see the answers to your questions call us at 801.798.3000 to schedule a free consultation where you can meet with an experienced attorney who can answer the questions specific to your case.

How much will it cost?

There are many different factors that come into play with the costs of a case. The best way to get an accurate estimate on the cost is to come into the office for a free consultation where we can learn more about your specific needs and we can then provide you with an estimate regarding the costs associated with your case.

How long will it take?

The length of time will depend of the specific type of case.  Often times there are timeframes outlined in the law that dictate deadlines.  All cases are different and unique, some resolve relatively quickly while others take time, we can however assure you that we will do everything possible to move your case along and resolve it as quickly possible.   

Is it possible to handle my case out of court?

Yes, often times, it is possible to handle your case outside of court.  We assist many of our clients in negotiating and reaching a settlement agreement and/or resolving their case through mediation outside of court which saves them significant time, money and emotional stress and turmoil.

I am divorced but my former spouse is not complying with the terms of our Divorce Decree, is there anything I can do?

Yes, this is typically handled by outlining the specific details in terms of how the opposing party in violating the Order and scheduling a hearing with the Court to address the non-compliance.  If a party fails to comply with the terms and provisions of a Decree or Court Order, the Court can hold them in contempt for their failure to comply and order judgments, penalties, and other sanctions for their non-compliance.

I am considering filing for divorce, however, once I file I am concerned about what child custody, support and marital property division will be like during the process.

We understand that the decision to separate and divorce is difficult, but, there are things that can be done to make the process simpler and to ensure that you are your children are protected.  This is typically handled through a Temporary Orders Hearing wherein we assist clients in obtaining temporary court orders for issues like child custody, parent time, visitation, financial support, use of the home or other property, etc. to ensure that they and their children have stability during the process of divorce which can take months, and in some unusual cases years, to finalize.

Things have changed since my Divorce Decree was entered, can I modify my Decree?

Under many circumstances a Divorce Decree or other Court Order can be modified if certain requirements have been met, such requirements include a substantial and material change in circumstances since the entry of the prior order that were not anticipated by the parties at the time the Order was entered.  We would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to see if you would qualify for a modification.

I was in an accident and my medical bills are piling up what should I do?

The first thing you should do is meet with an experienced personal injury attorney.  If you have been injured the last thing you should be worried about is taking care of medical bills and dealing with insurance companies, let the professionals handle it while you focus on getting well and recovering from the accident.

I want to adopt a my-step child, is that possible and what do I need to do?

Step parent adoptions are simpler than a private or two parent adoption and different laws apply.  It is important to hire an experienced family law attorney that knows and understands the process as certain steps must be taken to terminate biological parent’s rights in order for you to be able to step in and adopt the child.  We would be happy to meet with you to explain the process and what it entails, contact us to schedule a free consultation.

  • Jared Anderson found out I was having issues getting my case finished and that I was upset. He took time out of his day, which is not easy for an attorney to do with all the clients they have, and he looked in to my case to help me get relief and understand where it is at and why it has had no progress. I would recommend Anderson as an attorney to anyone he cares about you as a person. I wish I would have started out with Anderson he makes it worth the money spent.

    S. C.
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