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Divorce Lawyer West Jordan

Divorce Lawyer West Jordan

As a Divorce Lawyer in West Jordan, I’ve seen several cases over the years and I’ve been asked what causes divorce. Although there are many reasons why two people will decide to end their marriage, one of the most common ones is infidelity.


There are many divorce cases of people meeting online but they never spend enough time with each other before tightening the knot. Many couples don’t communicate or work on their problems as they should. It’s easier falling in the arms of another person than dealing with issues at home. Contact a Salt Lake City divorce attorney if you think your marriage has come to an end.


The internet has become the ideal place for infidelity. It’s easy since romance is just a click away. People can meet online and they will not be asked any questions. But the problem is that as you start bonding with your online lover, your spouse will become less important. Although the internet is a great way to meet people, research has proven that online dating kills commitment and encourages cheating as people tend to date several people at the same time. The process on this dating sites seems simple and desirable but may bring complications along the way.


This is a killer. If you run away from problems instead of facing them with your spouse, infidelity will sneak in. There are many cases of couples having problems they don’t want to face yet they look for another shoulder to lean on. This is when coworkers come into the picture and become part of a forbidden affair.


When couples fall into a routine they get bored. It’s important to keep the marriage fresh. Some spouses will start looking for fun somewhere else in order to avoid boredom. They may start experimenting with other relationships, drugs, hanging out with different people until there is nothing left to give to their spouses. While it’s true people grow apart, there are always ways to keep things exciting.


Whether you met your spouse online or at a public place, chances are the relationship will not last too long if you lack communication skills. Your spouse should be your best friend and confidant. Perhaps a topic is always avoided and the silent treatment is often used when dealing with complex issues. Some couples may have a negative approach to interpreting arguments. Emotions need to be verbalized otherwise they may interfere in the relationship.


Everybody likes compliments. Sometimes people are not respected at home but treated like royalty at work. It’s important you appreciate your spouse. Yes, it’s’ true some people let themselves go when they get married but that’s not an excuse to stop loving them and start disrespecting them. You should be there as a friend encouraging them.


Sometimes things simply come to an end. As devastating as it may feel, you have to make an effort to seek help. Whether counseling or a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, your next step can change your life around. With expert legal advice, the whole process will be easier. Contact us today and schedule your initial case evaluation.


When it comes to divorce in Utah, there is good news and bad news. The good news is the state ranks near the bottom of the nation in divorce rates. The bad news is divorce costs are still staggeringly high. Each year, there are nearly 10,000 divorces in Utah. If you do the math, it comes out to whopping $200 million in tax revenues spent on dealing with its various issues. To help reduce the number of divorces, state senators in Salt Lake City are now proposing a new bill that would encourage more couples to seek counseling and premarital education.

The effects of the proposed legislation would increase the price of marriage licenses. However, couples will the chance to regain the cost with a rebate by participating in these educational and counseling programs. The present cost of a marriage license Utah ranges from $25 to $50.

Republican state senator Allen Christensen introduced the bill, known as SB29. During a speech at Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee, Christensen admitted he does not expect the bill to fix the problem. But he does believe it will have a positive effect.  Among those backing Christensen’s bill is Alan Hawkins, who is the chairman of the Utah Marriage Commission. The 17-member advisory committee was created to provide education and counseling for couples to help maintain their marriages. Hawkins believes the bill can potentially save the state nearly $2 million in costs each year. He cited the breakup of families as a major contributor to poverty along with delinquency and poor academic achievement by youngsters. He believes all of these factors are often overlooked in divorce.


Many couples that enter marriage for the first time are unprepared for its challenges. There will be several life changing adjustments both socially and economically. At Ascent Law, we believe premarital education can help more couples make a smoother transition into married life. We think couples who participate in these programs are 20 percent less likely to file for divorce during early “high-risk” years of marriage. The best time to strengthen a marriage is to start before it begins.

But the truth is marriage is not a laboratory experiment. Different couples have different dynamics to their relationships. What may work for one couple may be totally wrong for another. Critics say premarital education does not guarantee a happy marriage. A recent Canadian study revealed these programs may have little to no impact. In fact, women who participated in the study reported lower satisfaction levels with their marriage.

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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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West Jordan, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Jordan, Utah
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah

Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°36′23″N 111°58′34″WCoordinates40°36′23″N 111°58′34″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Settled 1848
Incorporated 1941
Named for Jordan River

 • Mayor Dirk Burton [1]

 • Total 32.33 sq mi (83.73 km2)
 • Land 32.33 sq mi (83.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)

4,373 ft (1,333 m)

 • Total 116,961
 • Density 3,617.72/sq mi (1,396.88/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84081, 84084, 84088
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-82950[3]
GNIS feature ID 1434086[4]
Website www.westjordan.utah.gov

West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is a suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy. According to the 2020 Census, the city had a population of 116,961,[5] placing it as the third most populous in the state.[6] The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet (1,320 m). Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river’s western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world’s largest man-made excavation, is located.

Settled in the mid-19th century, the city has developed into its own regional center. As of 2012, the city has four major retail centers; with Jordan Landing being one of the largest mixed-use planned developments in the Intermountain West.[7] Companies headquartered in West Jordan include Mountain America Credit Union, Lynco Sales & Service, SME Steel, and Cyprus Credit Union. The city has one major hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, and a campus of Salt Lake Community College.

City landmarks include Gardner Village, established in 1850, and South Valley Regional Airport, formerly known as “Salt Lake Airport #2”. The airport serves general aviation operations as well as a base for the 211th Aviation Regiment of the Utah Army National Guard flying Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.

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Reviews for Ascent Law LLC West Jordan, Utah

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John Logan

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We've gotten divorce and child custody work from Ascent Law since the beginning because of my ex. We love this divorce firm! Staff is gentle, friendly and skilled. Tanya knows her stuff. Nicole is good and Ryan is fun. Really, all the staff here are careful, kind and flexible. They always answer all my questions, explain what they're doing and provide great legal services. I personally think they are the best for divorce in Utah.

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Jacqueline Hunting

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I have had an excellent experience with Ascent Law, Michael Reed is an absolutely incredible attorney. He is 100% honest and straight forward through the entire legal process of things, he also has a wonderful approach to helping better understand certain agreements, rights, and legal standing of matters, to where it was easy to know whats going on the entire process. I appreciate the competency, genuine effort put forth, and assistance I received from Ascent and attorney Michael Reed, and I will be calling these guys if ever I have the need again for their legal assistance! 5star review Wonderful attorneys!

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Anthony Ziegler

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This review is well deserved for Ryan and Josh. New clients should know they are worth the 5 star rating we give them. We needed 2 sessions from them because of the complexity of the matter, but they are both very passionate about his helping others in need.  My sister needed bankruptcy and I needed divorce.  Sometimes they go hand in hand but a large shout out to this team - also Nicole is one of the sweetest people you ever did meet - she offered me warm cookies!

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Thomas Parkin

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Mike Anderson and his colleagues & staff are knowledgeable, attentive and caring. In a difficult and complex case that eventually went to trial, Mike was the voice of reason and the confidence I needed. His courtroom abilities are amazing and I felt his defense of me was incredible. His quick thinking and expertise allowed for a positive result when I felt the World was crumbling. His compassion, after the case, has helped me return to a good life. I trust Mike and his staff. They are friendly and very good at what they do.

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Yeran Merry

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I worked with Attorney Alex and Paralegal Ami in my divorce case. I got to know the team very well over the course of two years. I cannot think of a better team to have worked with. Ami and Alex are not only exceptional law professions who are very knowledgeable and thorough, they are also the best human beings who empathize with the emotions I was experiencing. Alex was conscious of my budget and worked efficiently to try to reduce unnecessary legal expenses. My case also involved some dealings with a foreign country that Alex and his team had previously dealt with.  They did an amazing job addressing cultural barriers in a very respectful manner and did not fall short in quality of work or in standards when dealing with some of these new challenges. Ami deserves a medal for being extremely professional, calming, and compassionate when it is needed most.  When you need family law attorneys, call this firm. I now feel I can move forward with grace and dignity.