Family Law COVID-19 Resources

Update from the 2nd District Court and In Person Hearings

FROM THE SECOND DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS RE: RESUMPTION OF IN-PERSON HEARINGS WHEN: We are currently contemplating returning to in-person court on September 1, 2021. In-person court can resume if the courts are in Yellow as long as appropriate precautions are taken. If the virus count prompts a return to Red, in-person hearings will only take place...

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The Holidays, COVID-19, and Sharing Custody: “Create a Roadmap for Success”

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts recently published some useful tools to help those sharing custody this holiday season. For the full Roadmap, visit their file here. "1. PLAN EARLY: If there is one piece of advice you take away from these guidelines, it has to be this one. If there was ever a holiday season that could not be...

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Update From District Court Commissioners Regarding Division of COVID-19 Stimulus Check

Below is a recent communication from the Second District court commissioners regarding the division of COVID-19 stimulus checks. While the communication is from the Second District, district court commissioners generally take similar positions. COVID-19 STIMULUS FUNDS As parties have begun receiving money pursuant to the federal stimulus package,...

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Benefits of Hiring an LPP

The Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner During the COVID-19 Pandemic During this time of not only heightened emotions, there is also an increased financial concern for those dealing with their family law issues and how to proceed in a direction that will work for the immediate needs of their families and their future. What is a...

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Updates from Fourth District Court Regarding Family Law Hearings

In Utah’s First, Second, Third and Fourth Judicial District Courts, domestic commissioners are the frontline of family law cases rather than judges.  Commissioners are judicial officers, who handle divorce, custody, separation, paternity, and grandparent visitation cases.  They review documents filed with the court, hold hearings, review the...

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Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorced/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 19, 2020, leaders of AAML and AFCC came together to develop the following guide for parents who are divorced or separated: BE HEALTHY. Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces and other objects that are frequently touched, and...

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