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Paul Waldron

Paul Waldron

Paul Waldron, P.C.
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  • 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
  • Free Consultation
    I give a free telephone consultation in family law matters, and a free in-office consultation for estate planning matters.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment plans available Flat Fee available Unbundled Services available
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Paul Waldron, P.C.
- Current
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1996)
Brigham Young University
B.A. | American Studies, Philosophy, Analytical Thinking
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
Central Utah Bar Association
Central Utah Bar Association
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37 Questions Answered

Q. My son is planning on moving out of his mother's house for conflict reasons. Do I have still have to pay child support?
A: Whether you continue to pay or not depends on your court orders. You should immediately get the matter before the Court for an order changing your child support obligation, whether that is paying your son the child support directly (and the mother also paying her obligation directly to your son) or terminating your obligation altogether.
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. 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. 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.
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 inherited $ from a grandparent. I used part of the money to buy a vehicle. My ex says it's now 1/2 hers. True?
A: The legal answer is always, "It depends". In Utah, your inheritance is your inheritance. However, it does depend on whether you commingled your inheritance money with marital assets prior to your divorce. For example, did you put the money in a joint bank account before you purchased the vehicle? Did you put your ex's name on the title of the vehicle? Did you also use marital funds to purchase, repair, maintain or insure the vehicle? If so, it is likely that you commingled that part of your inheritance (the part used to buy the vehicle) with the marital estate, making it part of the marital estate, thus subjecting it to division in a divorce. You need to consult with a qualified attorney with further specifics regarding your situation to get a fully informed and final answer to your question.
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. 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. 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.
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