Divorce & Family Law

Divorce lawyers serving Utah in divorce, paternity cases, custody disputes, modifications, child support enforcement and more. Free initial consultation!

Whether you are just starting to contemplate divorce, or have already started the process yourself, we recognize that this will probably be one of most stressful, emotionally taxing events of your entire life. If children are involved, then you’re not just thinking about yourself – you are also worried about how this process will impact their lives. This experience, like all others, will eventually end. With a skilled advocate on your side, you can arrive on the other side knowing that your rights are protected, now and for years to come.

We help you minimize conflict.

The end of a relationship is often a difficult time for everyone involved, and when communication and cooperation break down, conflict increases. Our goal is to help you regain peace in your life. When it is time to stand your ground, we are right there to fight for you. But in many cases the best resolution can be reached with a combination of strength and kindness, and we look for those opportunities whether through friendly, informal negotiation or in the more formal setting of mediation. By striking the right balance, we aim to conclude your case quickly and effectively.

Because we know that you want to protect your children from the stress of conflict in divorce, we will guide and advise you in accomplishing that goal. Careful attention to custody, parent time and decision making provisions can head off problems in both the short and the long term. Sometimes it can be a good idea to engage the services of other professionals, such as family counselors, child psychologists, and parent time coordinators, and we are happy to help connect you with the right people. In those unfortunate situations in which the other parent simply can’t support a healthy relationship between you and your children, we don’t hesitate to take decisive action and hold him or her responsible.

Every situation is different.

When you are ready to discuss your options, please contact us and schedule your free initial consultation. Everyone’s situation is different, and we use this first meeting to get to know you, and understand your goals and priorities. Whether you have a high-conflict divorce, delicate custody dispute, complicated property or business valuation issues, whatever the situation, we are here to help.

Beyond divorce.

We offer an array of family-related legal services beyond just divorce:

  • Enforcement of court orders and contempt
  • Resolution of co-parenting issues
  • Collection of child support and alimony
  • Modification of custody, child support and alimony orders
  • Establishment of paternity, child custody and child support
  • Non-parent child custody and visitation
  • Guardianship
  • Cohabitant abuse, child abuse and dating violence protective orders
  • Name change
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Limited scope representation

Attorneys:Christian A. Kesselring

Geographic areas: We represent clients throughout Utah, including St. George, Cedar City, Kanab, Salt Lake City, Park City, Heber, Ogden, Clearfield, Farmington, Bountiful, West Valley, West Jordan, Sandy, Tooele, Pleasant Grove, Orem and Provo.