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Tips for Avoiding a DUI

  If you’ve ever been involved in an accident that was brought on by driving under the influence, you know that’s it’s a messy and sometimes tragic situation. Whether you were at fault or someone else was, we think it’s smart to proactively do whatever you can do avoid getting a DUI while on the road. You may know most of these tips but we think it’s a good reminder so please read these tips before drinking and driving. Select a Reliable DD When planning a night out, always make sure you select a reliable designated driver if you plan on driving to and from your destination. This person should be someone that you can trust not to drink throughout the night. Picking someone who doe

Tips for Adoptive Parents

  If you’re looking for an adoption lawyer in Provo, Larsen Law can provide you with the help you need by providing legal assistance and by helping you navigate the court system. Going through the process of adoption can be time consuming and stressful but we think the outcome is more than worth it. Once the adoption goes through, you may find yourself facing some questions on how to best handle the situation. Here are some of our tips meant specifically for adoptive parents. Be Patient Adoptions never happen overnight so it’s important to be patient during the entire process. While you’re waiting to bring the adopted child home, make preparations in your home because pretty soon your

Ways a Divorce Attorney Can Help You

Going through a divorce is never an easy process but Larsen Law Firm can provide you with a Provo divorce attorney in order to make the process a little less stressful. If you’ve never used a divorce attorney before, you may be wondering how one could benefit you. There are several ways a Provo divorce attorney can assist you during this difficult process, here are just a few.   Explain Reasons for Divorce You might be unsure what the grounds for divorce are as rules will differ from state to state. Our Provo Divorce Attorneys can explain the different types of divorce and let you know what to list for your divorce if you are unsure.   Help You Understand Property Again, property rules

How Does the Judge Determine Custody?

Going through a divorce can not only impact yourself but all those who are in the family. Great concern and consideration is taken when children are involved in a divorce. “Whenever a custody issue is presented to a judge in court, the judge’s duty is to uphold the “best interest of the child.” In order for a judge to determine which parent should have custody, or if custody should be split, in an attempt to do what is best for the child, the judge will consider various factors to help make this decision. These factors are specifically listed within the appropriate State statute”. Below is a list of specifics to give you a better idea on what the best interests of a child are.  Ea

The Truth About Restraining Orders

  If you’re like me then it’s likely that the only things you know about restraining orders come from television and books. The idea seems simple, you go to a judge and obtain an order to keep a dangerous person away from you. But when would it be appropriate to seek a restraining order, and what kind of situation do I have to be in to get one? The first question that I’m inclined to ask is to what extent of danger do I have to be in to obtain a restraining order? I mean if I just go to a police station and request a restraining order, out of the blue, will they take me seriously or will I get laughed at? Well, being a subject of personal curiosity, and of general interest to this blo

What is Alimony and how does it work?

Alimony, or spousal support, also called maintenance or spousal maintenance in commonwealth countries, is based on some fairly simple, very old ideas. The basic assumption of alimony laws is that one partner of a marriage remains responsible for the financial well being of their spouse, even after a divorce or separation. Traditionally this has been seen as the obligation of a husband to his (ex)wife, but there has been a more recent trend towards gender equality in when alimony assessments are made. The idea of alimony is an old one, in fact, the code of Hammurabi (1754 BC) outlines the obligations of a man who wishes to separate from a woman who had his children, married or not. And the i

Getting an Annulment in Utah

An annulment is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void. Annulment is differs from divorce in that it will usually act retroactively and, for legal purposes, make it like the marriage never happened; divorce, from a legal standpoint, is treated more like the termination of a contract. Annulments and divorces may end with similar legal results: both formerly married parties will be listed as single for tax purposes, and if any children are born out of the marriage the court may make decisions on child custody and child support. The difference between annulment and divorce is largely semantic, but the requirements and processes involved in filing for one or the other will be

What is Emancipation?

Thirteenth Amendment aside, what meaning does emancipation have in the legal landscape today? According to the Cornell Legal Information Institute all 50 states have laws pertaining to when and under what conditions children may become legally independent of their parents. In the state of Utah, emancipation requirements are governed by civil code title 78 chapter 3a. Section 1003 of this chapter states that that “A minor may petition the juvenile court on his or her own behalf in the district in which he or she resides for a declaration of emancipation.” An emancipated child must be 16 years of age or older and is treated as an adult for most legal purposes, with one notable exception

Help for Men in Abusive Relationships

Spousal abuse, physical or psychological, is no laughing matter. And while women are more likely to suffer abuse than men, male domestic abuse tends to go unreported, leaving many to suffer in silence. No matter how “tough” men are supposed to be, abuse is still abuse and female-on-male violence is just as serious as male-on-female violence. And when children are involved, husbands have a duty not just to protect themselves but to protect their kids as well. The problem for many abuse victims, but for men in particular, is in identifying what abuse is. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline “abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over a

Taping Law Enforcement: Truth and Controversy

Smart phones have become pretty ubiquitous over the last decade; in fact they’re quickly becoming a necessity. For the first time in history, the majority of Americans are carrying high quality recording equipment with them wherever they go and this has led to some interesting consequences.  Where would all the Youtube videos be if we weren’t all encouraged to be the director of our own mundane film? The ubiquity of technology and the distribution of built-in cameras have raised some important issues about the definition and the application of privacy. We’ll leave the issue of personal privacy off the table for the present, and focus on what’s been getting all the attention lately: