2 Jun 2016
Can Children Be Held Liable for Negligence? A person is negligent when he owes another a duty and then breaches that duty. Negligence is the legal theory on which [...]Read more How Young is Too Young to be Liable for Negligence?
28 Jan 2016
Notice Requirements Have Changed for Commissioner Hearings The rules have changed for motion practice before court commissioners, specifically Rule 101 of the Utah [...]Read more New Rules for Motions Before A Court Commissioner
30 Dec 2015
Criminal Pretrial Protective Order and Domestic Violence You may have heard of a civil protective order, which permits an individual who has been the victim of [...]Read more What is a Criminal Pretrial Protective Order?
18 Nov 2015
Does a Judge Have Unfettered Discretion in Imposing a Criminal Sentence? When a criminal defendant has either plead guilty to a charge or been found guilty by a [...]Read more Challenging a Criminal Sentence Imposed by a Judge
26 Aug 2015
Utah has Moved to More Liberal Parent Time This year the Utah Legislature has moved toward a more liberal minimum parent time. This is a huge victory for [...]Read more New Minimum Joint Physical Custody Law in Utah
9 Jul 2015
What is Rule 412? Rule 412 of the Utah Rules of Evidence prohibits the admission of evidence, in criminal cases alleging sexual misconduct, of the victim’s [...]Read more Rule 412 and the Admissibility of a Victim’s Sexual Behavior
11 Jun 2015
Criminal Cases Often Involve Character Evidence Over the centuries of common law, a prohibition against introducing evidence of a person’s character developed [...]Read more When Character Evidence is Admissible In Utah Courts
19 May 2015
The Alimony Statute The Utah Alimony Statute, Utah Code § 30-3-5(8), articulates seven factors that a court must consider in making an alimony determination: (i) the [...]Read more The Party Seeking Alimony has the Burden of Proof at Trial