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Paul Waldron

Paul Waldron

Paul Waldron, P.C.
  • Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law...
  • Utah
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I am Paul Waldron and, for more than 20 years, I have been helping families protect the things that are most important to them. Let me help you. Call or e-mail me and tell me about your case. In all legal matters, my goal is to help clients understand their options so that clients can make informed decisions in order to protect themselves and to retain or regain balance in their lives. I have sought out broad life experience in order to be the most effective solution-finder for my clients. Therefore, I am pleased to talk to any person about their case and, if I cannot help them, refer that person to an attorney or service that can. My primary interests and experience in law focus on helping families and individuals. In these areas, I have served as attorney, counselor, mediator, guardian ad litem, mediation advisor, legal coach, and parent’s counsel. Let me help you. Talk to me about your case. If I cannot help you personally, I will refer to you an attorney, legal services or free services that can help you solve your problem. Call or e-mail me today. Hablo Español.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I give a free telephone consultation in family law matters, and a free in-office consultation for estate planning matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment plans available Flat Fee available Unbundled Services available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Paul Waldron, P.C.
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Education
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1996)
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Brigham Young University
B.A. | American Studies, Philosophy, Analytical Thinking
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Awards
Diploma
United States Army War College
Professional Army Education
Meritorious Service Medal
United State Army
For service in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 07660
Member
Current
Central Utah Bar Association
President
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Central Utah Bar Association
President-elect
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Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered

Q. How do i go about collecting for back child support? He is currently 5 months behind and we both live in Utah
A: The least expensive way is to contact the Utah Office of Recovery Services (ORS) and ask them to collect for you. However, this takes several months. If you are in a hurry and have the means, you can hire a private attorney to enforce the existing child support order, obtain and judgment and collect it for you.
Q. I have my kids for a month during the summer. am I required to pay that month child support since they are in my care?
A: Generally, and without looking at your particular Decree of Divorce, which is the law of your case, pursuant to Utah Code Section 78B-12-216: (1) The base child support award shall be: (a) reduced by 50% for each child for time periods during which the child is with the noncustodial parent by order of the court or by written agreement of the parties for at least 25 of any 30 consecutive days of extended parent-time; or (b) 25% for each child for time periods during which the child is with the noncustodial parent by order of the court, or by written agreement of the parties for at least 12 of any 30 consecutive days of extended parent-time. Therefore, it depends who is paying who child support and which child support worksheet was used to determine the current child support obligation. Consulting with an experienced lawyer with the specifics of your case is important.
Q. Does my ex have the right to refuse me taking my kids overnight just because he wants to meet my boyfriend?
A: It depends on the terms of the court orders. Generally, the other parent cannot control who the other fparent allows to be around the children. However, if there are no court orders, whoever has the children has custody and you are stuck with what your boyfriend may agree to until you get court order. Unless your boyfriend is an ax murderer, drug abuser, child abuser, etc., a judge will not enter an order restricting contact with your boyfriend. You would be well served by hiring an experienced family attorney to ensure that you can obtain a court order with parent-time terms that will not work for you. Good luck!
Q. Do I even need to file for probate?
A: It depends on the nature of the estate of the decedent, the size of the estate of the decedent, and whether the decedent died with a will or not (testate or intestate). Further information is needed to fully answer your question. Working with an experienced lawyer will help you more fully understand any legal issues that may need to be considered in your situation.
Q. When my girlfriend turns 18 and i marry her, can she legally move in with me even if she has some "disabilities"?
A: It depends on your girlfriend's level of "disabilities" and whether or not someone else has guardianship of her. Otherwise, generally speaking, without any other information regarding your situation, there is nothing stopping your girlfriend from moving in with you when she turns 18. Working with an experienced lawyer will help you more fully understand any legal problems that may need to be considered.
Q. With uninterrupted parent time during the summer must the parent be with the child during that time?
A: More information is needed regarding your husband's situation. In order to answer your question it is important to know the specific terms of your husband's Decree of Divorce and any other orders and facts in your husband's divorce case. One question, for example, is whether or not there is a "first right of refusal" provision in his Decree of Divorce. Another question is the purpose of the daughter going to be with the family member; is it a visit, or is it for surrogate/child care?. Working with an experienced lawyer will help you understand your husband's rights and options.
Q. How hard is it to get full custodial/ parental rights for my two kids?
A: Generally speaking, without any other information regarding your situation, your chances of getting sole custody completed through the court system is 100%, as long as you can get the father served with the court papers. De facto, you have 100% sole custody right now, so it is unclear why you want to obtain a court order of custody. The first issue will be getting the father served, but there are various ways you can get this done without having him served personally. Working with an experienced lawyer will help you get this done.
Q. I have physical custudy of my son and joint legal custudy. My son has been living with me since the divorce in 2010.
A: Generally, and without looking at your particular Decree of Divorce, which is the law of your case, you would pay your ex child support in the amount indicated on the child support worksheet used to determine child support that you have received from your ex. Your respective child support obligations are found at line 7 of the Child Support Obligation Worksheet (Sole Custody and Paternity). Again, generally speaking and applying Utah law, without seeing your specific Decree of Divorce, this would begin as soon as your son begins living with your ex without any need for you to go to court.
Q. My child’s father is willing to sign his rights over. He is incarcerated what is my next step?
A: Normally the relinquishment of rights is part of the paperwork that goes along with proceeding with an adoption. It is best to consult with and retain the assistance of an attorney that deals with stepparent adoptions to assist you in getting all the necessary paperwork to begin and complete your stepparent adoption.
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