The Many Areas of Family Law

Henriksen LawDivorce, Family Law

Family law is about more than divorce

When you are facing divorce, it’s always a good idea to hire a family lawyer. But family law is not just about divorce. While family law firms do help many clients with divorce-related issues, they also help with other important needs.

Utah Family Law Firms – More Than Divorce

A family law firm can help you and your loved ones with the following:

Paternity Action

Due to how Utah family law is written, establishing paternity is often a necessity. When you establish paternity, it can help you establish your legal rights. These rights are important whether divorce is a concern or not. At Henriksen & Henriksen, we assist fathers, mothers, and third-parties in the process of seeking a declaration of paternity. We know Utah paternity laws inside and out, making us a great resource when paternity is in question.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Infancy, incapacity, minority, disability – there are multiple reasons why it might be necessary to establish guardianship or conservatorship. A guardian has the legal authority to care for both the personal and property interests of the person under guardianship. A conservator has the legal authority to oversee a person’s financial affairs.

The Utah Courts can appoint a guardian or conservator when needed. But it is important to present a convincing case if you want court consent. Our firm can help you identify which option is best for you. We can then assist with the complex legal process to obtain guardianship or conservatorship.

Protective Orders

Utah allows you to obtain protection from a variety of potentially harmful individuals. These include the parent of your child, a current or former dating partner, or a member of your household. Our firm can guide you through the process of obtaining a protective order to ensure that you and your children are protected.

We also help individuals who have had a protective order filed against them. If you believe that the order should not have been approved, we can assist with the process of contesting that order.


Adoption is a long, difficult process. If you have ever spoken to someone who has gone through it to become a parent, you know how hard it can be. Our family law firm is very familiar with the Utah adoption process. We have helped multiple clients to successfully adopt a child, so we know how to do things right.

We understand how emotionally trying this process can be. Part of our focus as your family law firm is supporting you throughout the adoption process. We are committed to helping you achieve your dreams.

Have Questions? Contact Us

If any of the topics mentioned above are important to you, we encourage you to contact us. Our firm has the experience and resources to help you through the most difficult family law challenges. Let us put our skills to work on your behalf.

We want to hear your story, so please give us a call at (801) 521-4145 or fill out our secure, online contact form now to get started. We look forward to speaking with you.