Marriage

How to Repair Your Marriage (#3 of 5 Installments)

by Norris Law Group on February 19, 2014

Giving is the Key Kim Giles, KSL-AM radio’s “Coach Kim” offers a five-part series on “Repairing Your Marriage” at KSL.com. In Part 3, Coach Kim fields the following question from a listener: “My marriage is not turning out anything like what I wanted. I am doing everything I can to support and love her, but […]

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How to Repair Your Marriage (#1 of 5 Installments)

by Norris Law Group on February 17, 2014

Step 1: Get Some Perspective In a five-part series on “Repairing Your Marriage” on KSL.com, life coach and founder of ClarityPoint Coaching Kim Giles (aka “Coach Kim”) presents a letter from a listener of her radio show on KSL-AM. A letter from a listener addressed in Part 1 of the series reads as follows: “We […]

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Prenuptial Agreements in Utah

by Norris Law Group on February 7, 2014

It’s the exciting time in your life –you are about to get married. You have the rings, cake, and venue all picked out. The last thing on your mind is that this marriage is not going to last. Not all marriages end in divorce, but the divorce rate in this country is on a rise. […]

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Divorce or Annulment?

by Norris Law Group on February 6, 2014

What many people know about the law comes from television. In many shows, if a couple has only been married for a short amount of time they get the marriage annulled. Likewise, a divorce is for situations where the couple has been married for a long time with mutual property and children that need to […]

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Has the Tradition of Marriage Changed Over Time?

by Norris Law Group on January 28, 2014

A December 2013 article in the Salt Lake Tribune asks whether the tradition of marriage may have undergone a transformation over time, in response to changes in social mores and ethics. Reporter Brooke Adams writes, “The state of Utah so far has banked much of its legal argument against same-sex marriage on the assertion that […]

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Two Utah Same-Sex Couples Marry at the 2014 Grammy Awards

by Norris Law Group on January 27, 2014

Two same-sex couples from Utah were married in a group wedding on the stage of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards in front of an audience of millions and a serenade by “music royalty.” Taylor Knuth, a resident of Ogden walked down the aisle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with his now-husband Sean Bishop, while […]

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Utah residents are evenly split on the issue of whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the state, according to a new Salt Lake Tribune/SurveyUSA poll published on January 14, 2014.  Politico reports that if these poll results are correct, they represent a shift in opinion in traditionally conservative Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune notes […]

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Federal Judge Declares OK Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

by Norris Law Group on January 22, 2014

KOKH-TV Fox25 in Oklahoma City reported on January 14 that US District Court Judge Terence Kern has declared Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Kern, a native of Clinton, OK, added his ruling just weeks after similar bans were overturned in Utah and New Mexico. In 2004, Oklahoma voters approved an amendment to the state […]

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Gay Marriage Rulings in Utah and Oklahoma: a Trend?

by Norris Law Group on January 21, 2014

Within the span of just one month, two federal judges have struck down bans on gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, stating that the bans are unconstitutional as they deny equal treatment under the law to same-sex couples. ABC News & AP report that although this construct has been the heart of the gay marriage […]

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The Deseret News reports that recent US Federal court rulings overturning bans on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma may add pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the issue sooner rather than later. “The fact that several judges have adopted the same rationale probably bodes well for the U.S. Supreme Court eventually taking […]

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