Family Law

Family law matters can take a toll on anyone, especially when it comes to the stresses they place on personal relationships. Many of life's biggest decisions revolve around the relationships we have with family, and when those relationships become fractured, many don't know where to turn for help. That's why it's important to have an experienced family law attorney you can trust to provide legal counsel and representation to ensure that you and your family are taken care of. Whether you're facing a divorce, child support or custody issues, adoption proceedings, marital property laws, or plural family issues, Shaffer Briney Law has the knowledge and experience you need to work through any challenges that lie ahead.

What areas of family law do you specialize in?

We have experience helping Utah County residents with a variety of different issues. The state of Utah has specific laws and statutes that stretch across the spectrum of family law, covering issues from divorce and marital property laws, to abortion, child abuse, child custody, and adoption. With so many different laws pertaining to different situations, it's important you find a family law attorney that has an intimate understanding of all local and state laws so that your case can be handled properly. With that in mind, our firm typically handles the following cases:

  • Divorce proceedings
  • Adoption cases
  • Child support cases
  • Child custody battles
  • Plural marriage matters
  • Plural family matters
  • Family planning

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How can you help with my divorce?

Divorce proceedings can be difficult for everyone involved, especially if children are involved. Regardless of your individual circumstances, Shaffer Briney Law has the experience to help you successfully navigate your divorce case as swiftly and efficiently as possible. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, here are a few things to consider before proceeding:

  • One party must be an official resident of Utah for at least three months before filing with the state. Military members who have been stationed for at least three months may also file.
  • A divorce matter will not be heard by the family court until at least 90 days have passed from the original filing date. The court may make an exception in extraordinary cases, but typically they will enforce this 90-day rule.
  • A divorce decree becomes absolute on the day it is signed by the court and entered by the clerk.
  • Utah has two separate no-fault grounds for divorce. The first is known as irreconcilable differences, which essentially covers most circumstances where two spouses cannot resolve their differences. The second is known as a legal separation where two spouses have not cohabitated for at least three years.

Don't Wait. Let Us Help You Through

Ultimately, family law matters can involve a lot of detailed proceedings. These legal proceedings can only add more stress to the lives of you and your family without an experienced attorney on your side. Helping Utah County residents through these trying times is why we do what we do.  If you or someone you know is facing a difficult legal issue with family, call today for a free 15-minute consultation and see how we can help you and your family move forward.

Family Law Attorney Serving Utah County

When it comes to matters of family law, you need an attorney that can be sensitive to your specific needs and situation. Shaffer Briney Law has years of experience handling a variety of different family law cases, from divorce and plural marriage to adoption and child custody cases. Whatever you’re facing, we can help you through it. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation.