19 Oct 2017
Scott v. Scott, Cohabitation, and Alimony In a recent alimony case, Scott v. Scott, the Supreme Court of Utah decided whether a former wife’s alimony payments were [...]Read more Cohabitation Must Occur at the Time of Filing the Motion to Terminate
27 Sep 2017
Polygraph Results Are the Subject of Expert Testimony Generally speaking, polygraph results are not admissible in Utah courts because they do not satisfy Utah Rules [...]Read more Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Cases
29 Aug 2017
How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they [...]Read more Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retires
9 Aug 2017
When is a Traffic Stop Prolonged? The Utah Supreme Court addressed whether cops can runs identification checks when conducting a traffic stop. In the case before [...]Read more Does Checking Identification During a Traffic Stop Illegally Prolong the Stop?
5 Apr 2017
Signal for at least two seconds before changing lanes or get arrested. Romeo Lucero Olivarez activated his turn signal on an Interstate 15 exit ramp and in one [...]Read more In Utah, Signal for Two Seconds Before Changing Lanes
31 Mar 2017
A Family Trust May Be Considered Marital Property in Some Cases Smith v. Smith involves an appeal from a divorce decree, with a claim that the trial court [...]Read more When is a Family Trust Considered Marital Property in a Divorce?
23 Mar 2017
Conflicting Evidence and the Burden of Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Whether conflicting evidence can still result in a jury verdict beyond a reasonable doubt was [...]Read more Beyond a Reasonable Doubt with Conflicting Evidence
23 Feb 2017
Defending Assault Against School Employee Charges This was a case of a junior high school student’s (W.E.M.) appeal for assault against school employee, a class A [...]Read more Assault Against School Employee Charges Require Knowledge