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Divorce Lawyers Salt Lake City

Divorce is a trying time for a family, especially if small children are involved, a fact that Utah lawyers can bear witness to. The decision to seek a divorce can be forced upon an individual or it can be a mutual decision that’s been contemplated for some time, and thought to be the best option. Most often the choice to divorce is in fact the healthiest option in which the family can operate. The age-old adage of ‘staying together for the kids’ is rapidly being seen as a negative sentence from the past. Reports and studies done on the subject of divorce on children indicate that a calm and happy household has the most beneficial affect on a child and sometimes that is, in fact, achieved by a separation.

Utah is obviously a religiously affiliated state, established on various principles of union and family growth. However, the state unfortunately has areas that boast a high divorce rate in the last few years, actually higher than most of the rest of the country. There are several reasons why this may occur and none of them are directed at the idea that Utahns are not good spouses. Instead, studies indicate that in the state there is a common inclination that marriage is the next rational step in a young person’s life. With that thought, more couples that date in their early years consider that next step to be marriage.


Other studies also indicate that Utahns marry at an earlier age than the rest of the U.S. This is a large indicator that the stresses that accompany the average Utahn will undoubtedly appear in cohesion with their honeymoon years. These intense problems that are encountered by the average young adult are encountered twice as heavily, which means problems begin presenting themselves within the marriage. And at an early age, sometime young adults are not equipped with the wisdom to handle the obstacles their new marriage faces. Regardless of the issues surrounding the need for a divorce, it’s obvious to the modern culture that it is a main part of our society and sometimes it’s a step that needs to be taken. As any Utah attorney knows, a divorce is a sensitive time for any family and should be handled with that statement in mind.

Hobby Hazards still an issue say law firms in Salt Lake City Utah

Most Utahns are avid hikers and bikers, and therefore are avid buyers of personal health insurance. The idea of having health insurance frees the carefree spirit to wonder the majestic hills of this famous Valley and enjoy, in a very outdoor and risky fashion, the beauty that the state has to offer. It’s no surprise to the average resident or any of the prominent law firms in Salt Lake City Utah that anyone that Utah ranks highest on destination vacations. The landscape in the state is unmatched and unparalleled to many parts of the U.S.

Unfortunately, for many, the beauty of the state encourages risky or strenuous endeavors. Sometimes these result in injuries. Recently, a middle-aged gentleman in Park City endured a physically debilitating incident when he fell while trekking through the hills of the city and suffered major injuries. Reports indicate that luckily he is currently improving. Even the most avid bikers and lawyers in Utah, know that a certain risk is involved with the athletic endeavor and unfortunately this was indeed one of those accidents. Reports indicate that a cause is not currently determined but that people are ecstatic to hear that of his now stable condition.

This story comes on after the tragic news of another biker’s death, a beloved Utah resident and also a well-known judge. It’s unfortunate that such a viable mode of exercise and transportation carries with it such risks, however. And any lawyer in Utah notes that the steps one takes to ensure protection should not be undermined or recanted in any form upon injury. It’s important to speak with an attorney if issues surrounding personal incidents arise.

Free Consultation with a Divorce Lawyer

If you have a question about divorce law or if you need to start or defend against a divorce case in Utah call Ascent Law at (801) 676-5506. We will help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506
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Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City, Utah
City of Salt Lake City[1]
Clockwise from top: The skyline in July 2011, Utah State Capitol, TRAX, Union Pacific Depot, the Block U, the City-County Building, and the Salt Lake Temple
Clockwise from top: The skyline in July 2011, Utah State CapitolTRAXUnion Pacific Depot, the Block U, the City-County Building, and the Salt Lake Temple


“The Crossroads of the West”

Interactive map of Salt Lake City

Coordinates: 40°45′39″N 111°53′28″WCoordinates40°45′39″N 111°53′28″WCountryUnited States United StatesStateUtahCountySalt LakePlatted1857; 165 years ago[2]Named forGreat Salt LakeGovernment

• TypeStrong Mayor–council • MayorErin Mendenhall (D)Area

• City110.81 sq mi (286.99 km2) • Land110.34 sq mi (285.77 km2) • Water0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)Elevation

4,327 ft (1,288 m)Population

• City199,723 • Rank122nd in the United States
1st in Utah
 • Density1,797.52/sq mi (701.84/km2) • Urban

1,021,243 (US: 42nd) • Metro

1,257,936 (US: 47th) • CSA

2,606,548 (US: 22nd)DemonymSalt Laker[5]Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain) • Summer (DST)UTC−6ZIP Codes


ZIP Codes[6]

Area codes801, 385FIPS code49-67000[7]GNIS feature ID1454997[8]Major airportSalt Lake City International AirportWebsiteSalt Lake City GovernmentSalt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and most populous city of Utah, as well as the seat of Salt Lake County, the most populous county in Utah. With a population of 199,723 in 2020,[10] the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which had a population of 1,257,936 at the 2020 census. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area, a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along a 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,606,548 (as of 2018 estimates),[11] making it the 22nd largest in the nation. It is also the central core of the larger of only two major urban areas located within the Great Basin (the other being Reno, Nevada).

Salt Lake City was founded July 24, 1847, by early pioneer settlers, led by Brigham Young, who were seeking to escape persecution they had experienced while living farther east. The Mormon pioneers, as they would come to be known, entered a semi-arid valley and immediately began planning and building an extensive irrigation network which could feed the population and foster future growth. Salt Lake City’s street grid system is based on a standard compass grid plan, with the southeast corner of Temple Square (the area containing the Salt Lake Temple in downtown Salt Lake City) serving as the origin of the Salt Lake meridian. Owing to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named Great Salt Lake City. In 1868, the word “Great” was dropped from the city’s name.[12]

Immigration of international members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsmining booms, and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed “The Crossroads of the West”. It was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913. Two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, now intersect in the city. The city also has a belt route, I-215.

Salt Lake City has developed a strong tourist industry based primarily on skiing and outdoor recreation. It hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is known for its politically progressive and diverse culture, which stands at contrast with the rest of the state’s conservative leanings.[13] It is home to a significant LGBT community and hosts the annual Utah Pride Festival.[14] It is the industrial banking center of the United States.[15] Salt Lake City and the surrounding area are also the location of several institutions of higher education including the state’s flagship research school, the University of Utah. Sustained drought in Utah has more recently strained Salt Lake City’s water security and caused the Great Salt Lake level drop to record low levels,[16][17] and impacting the state’s economy, of which the Wasatch Front area anchored by Salt Lake City constitutes 80%.[18]
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