Samuel Sorensen

Samuel Sorensen

SEB Legal Attorneys At Law, LLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning
  • Utah
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Sam is an experienced family law practitioner and understands the difficulties clients face when going through a divorce. Whether it is a challenging custody dispute or the division of complex financial assets, Sam recognizes the need for compassionate, yet aggressive representation. Sam also helps clients with estate planning and business issues. Sam is a member of the Family Law section of the Utah State Bar, a Private Guardia ad Litem, Judge Pro Tem for Salt Lake City Justice Court, and a member of the New Lawyer Training Program Committee of the Utah State Bar. Sam has been recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine for 2016-2017, and as a Mountain States SuperLawyer Rising Star for 2017-2018.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
10th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney and Partner
SEB Legal Attorneys At Law, LLC
- Current
Education
Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Awards
Rising Star
Mountain States SuperLawyers
Utah Legal Elite-Rising Start
Utah Business Magazine
Rising Star
Mountain States SuperLawyers
Utah Legal Elite-Rising Star
Utah Business Magazine
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 13366
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Salt Lake Family Law
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. 1) Can one parent pay the entire cost of health insurance premiums for the child?
A: 1) Yes, although the default provision in Utah law provides for the parties to split the cost of insurance. 2) Good question, it is usually the tax year. So, if you are filing your 2015 tax return in 2016, that is an odd year (because it is the 2015 tax return).
Q. Can I "the boyfriend" be drug tested at my girlfriends custody court date with her ex? We live together but not married
A: It is possible. Since you are around the children regularly (as you live with them), your conduct and character is an issue in the custody determination. You should keep yourself out of trouble and then it won't be a problem, even if they do order a drug test (which would be unlikely unless you have been in trouble recently for drug use). Good luck!
Q. can I contact the judge to let him listen to a voicemail left on my phone?
A: Short answer, no. You cannot have communications with the judge outside court. Depending on the nature of the voice message, you may be able to submit it as evidence to the Court. However, it may or may not be relevant depending on the issues in your case.
Q. Can I get custody of my daughter even if I'm not the biological father?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, you don't have a great case to get custody of the child as you don't have any biological connection. You could initiate a contested adoption case, but that would require that your ex's rights to the child be terminated. I think that would be very difficult. However, you should consult with a Utah family law attorney to go over your whole case and determine what options you have. Good luck.
Q. do grandparents have to have consent from both parents to take child on trip outside state?
A: The answer to your question really depends on what you mean by "temporary custody". I am assuming that you and your child's father have joint legal custody, which would require that he notify you of the trip.
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SEB Legal Attorneys At Law, LLC
5200 S Highland Dr, Suite 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
USA
Telephone: (801) 449-9749
Fax: (801) 274-0049