There is no statute or common-law rule allow a court to expand or add to a stipulated nondisparagement clause contained in a final decree of divorce (not involving children).

Robertson v. Stevens, 2020 UT App 29 (Filed February 21, 2020) In this post divorce case wherein the decree provided a limited nondisparagement clause, one of the parties sought to modify and enlarge the clause to a broader context and Read More …

Vehicle payments incurred during the marriage (even multiple vehicles) may impact a payor’s ability to pay alimony, and to exclude them without sufficient findings is error.

Redden v. redden, 2020 UT App 22 (filed February 13, 2020). ¶32 Spencer (Husband) next argues that the court exceeded its discretion when it disallowed two vehicle loan payments as monthly expenses affecting his ability to provide alimony. For similar Read More …

Stipulations may be upheld that are not unduly restrictive of judicial review or authority so as long as the order does not impede the court to retain jurisdiction or to make subsequent changes and orders as are reasonable and necessary.

Cox v. Hefley, 2019 UT App 60 (Filed April 18, 2019). In this case, a Mother and Father signed an agreement to modify the previous orders relating to the Mother’s parent time and certain conditions the Mother would have to Read More …