Is Your Marriage Ending?

Is Your Marriage Ending? Do you worry about how you can pay all your bills with only one income?

Are you already seeing friends and family taking sides in your divorce?

Do you wonder how your children will adjust? (or IF they’ll adjust)?

Do you feel alone, persecuted, ostracized, or overwhelmed?

Divorce Is Tough, In fact, It’s a Train Wreck

People don’t feel great when they go through a train wreck, and no one can honestly expect to feel great going through divorce.

If you’re scared. If worry keeps you up at night. If you don’t know what to do.

If this is how you feel, or you’ve answered yes to any of these questions above, you are totally normal.

Your divorced friends and family went through the same feelings you have right now. They may not have shown it, they may have even hidden it from you, but I guarantee they went through all the same feelings and experienced the same worries.

It’s common to not talk about how difficult divorce really is, and that’s a shame. If everyone were open about it, then we wouldn’t feel so alone. Instead, we’d feel like people were there to listen, understand, and help. We’d feel safe.

So, let me say again: you are normal. What you’re feeling is normal.

You’re right to feel the way you do, and you are right to want help to move forward and recover from where you are in this process.

What to Do Next…

What you do next is critical. There’s a wide range of variables that will determine your outcome early in the divorce process.

We have a 28-step internal process to deliver the type of legal results our clients need. We have thoroughly examined and honed everything in this process, from assessing your unique situation, to the experts we use on our cases, to the font we use in our court documents (it’s the same one the Supreme Court of the United States uses), to which mediator will bring the best results for our clients.

This process will help you obtain your goals and recover faster. It is specifically designed to protect your best interests while making sure nothing is overlooked.

The first step in this process is our Roadmap and Recovery Session.

Roadmap and Recovery Session

Every time we help a client, we begin with something we call a Roadmap and Recovery Session.

Is Your Marriage Ending? During one of these sessions, we listen. We need to know who you are, who your kids are, and what your goals are.

Once we know what you want to accomplish and where you want to go, we create a roadmap to help you get there. With the destination in mind, we take care of the “how you get there” part.

In fact, our unique Roadmap and Recovery method is the first step in the process that helps you get consistent results and makes the divorce process so much more tolerable.

Because we’re attorneys, most of this roadmap will be legal stuff. This is where we collaborate and create a solid legal strategy, combined with a proven system, so we can fight for you and your kids in court – if the need arises.

There are many intelligent attorneys out there, but without a well-developed system based on accomplishing your goals, your odds in court may be no better than betting on red at the roulette table.

So, that’s the “roadmap” part. The “recovery” part is just as important.

This is where we discuss how you’ll succeed during and after divorce. We’ll talk about money (because, believe me, money is ultra-important) and relationships.

Most of what we’ll talk about here will probably go beyond just law and procedure. This is more about helping you and your family transition into your new reality. We’ll talk about money and investing, therapy (if you or your kids need it), and how best to transition to your new life.

We have found that both the “roadmap” and the “recovery” parts are integral in helping our clients. One without the other just doesn’t work.

Keep in mind: the Roadmap and Recovery Session is only the beginning. Every part of our 28-step internal process has been designed and refined to deliver the most ideal results for you and your family.

Client Success Stories


Why I Became a Divorce Attorney…

Marco Brown

Divorce Attorney
Marco Brown

Many years ago (long before I was voted the 2015 Family Law Lawyer of the Year by my Utah Bar Association peers) a friend called me out of the blue.

She asked me to help her get divorced. Hers was a difficult situation, and while I had never done a divorce before, I knew I had to help her.

The night before we met, I stayed up until 3 a.m. reading everything I could about divorce law.

When we met the next morning, we talked for a long time about her situation, her kids, how she felt betrayed, isolated, and scared. We talked about what would happen next. By the end of that conversation, we had a plan, and we stuck to it.

In the end, the plan worked. We got a great result for my friend and her kids. To this day, we keep in touch. She and her kids are happy and doing well.

When I figured out I could help real people and real families, I was all in. I found what I had been looking for in the law.

At this point, I made it my mission to begin focusing solely on helping people through divorce and getting the best results for them. Today, divorce and child custody is all we do. We focus on one thing so we are confident that we can help our clients achieve the best outcome for them and their families.

Who Can We Help Best?

Is Your Marriage Ending? We love listening to our clients and helping families succeed during and after divorce.

We would love to help everyone. The fact is that because of our unique system, we are more effective in serving clients who share certain characteristics.

Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about:

  • Clients who want to collaborate with us. We believe working together brings the best results, so we work with clients who share that view.
  • Clients who are good to us and our team. We treat our clients with kindness and respect, and we request the same in return.
  • Clients who communicate quickly. We strive to communicate effectively with our clients so we maintain momentum. Part of that is not having too much time pass between returning phone calls, emails, etc. Our most effective collaborations are those in which clients call us back in short order.
  • Clients who genuinely seek out and follow our advice. Trust between us is vital to obtaining best results, and that includes putting into practice the legal and practical suggestions we give.
  • Clients who put their children’s best interests first. Sometimes, what’s best for you isn’t best for your kids. Our most successful clients recognize this and always do what is best for their children.

What Happens if You Hire an Ineffective Divorce Attorney?

Is Your Marriage Ending? I’m a genuinely positive guy. I believe people are generally good. I believe people try to do the best they can with what they know and believe.

I’m also a deeply realistic person. I believe choices have inevitable consequences, and the best way to avoid pain is to make good choices upfront.

Nowhere is this truer than when choosing an attorney.

Ineffective attorneys don’t listen.

Instead, they take every client and shove them into the same box, use the same tired arguments, and generally don’t try that hard.

They may get okay results because they’ve been around the block once or twice, but they also get *schooled pretty often by other attorneys

*By schooled I mean the other guy gets the crazy stuff he asked for (and they all ask for crazy stuff).

I don’t mean to be a downer, but this is the reality of choosing a poor divorce attorney.

How Do You Keep Yourself Safe
– AND Hire an Effective Attorney?

We recommend looking for these things:

  • Someone you’re comfortable with. You should feel confident in and comfortable with your attorney. If you know you would feel more comfortable with someone else, find that person.
  • Someone who listens to you.
  • Someone with good reviews from an independent third-party site. Client testimonials on a website are great (we have a number of them), but nothing takes the place of client reviews on an independent website.
  • Someone who focuses on divorce. I don’t know anyone who gets a root canal from a part-time dentist. You shouldn’t get a divorce from a part-time divorce attorney. Choose someone who helps divorce clients and their families every day.
  • Someone well respected by their peers. Well-respected attorneys have good relationships with other attorneys and judges. They get things done because they work well with others and judges trust what they say.

What’s Next?

We’re here to help you get on with your life. The next step is to simple schedule a Free (no obligation) consultation with us, to discuss your case.

Call us directly at 801-685-9999 or fill out the form below to get started today.

About the Author: Marco Brown
Marco C. Brown was named Utah’s Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007 and is currently the managing partner of Brown Family Law, LLC.
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I would hands down suggest Brown Family Law. Nathaniel helped me with my divorce, and he was very knowlegeable and knows his stuff. He helped me file a motion, get somethings changed in the original decree, helped me understand the terms they use, helped me understand how child support is calculated along is all the financial aspects associated with divorce case. He also is very responsive to phone calls and emails which was very helpful whenever I had small questions. Thank you Nathaniel!
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I can’t say enough good things about Brown Family Law, but more specifically, my lawyer David Handy and his paralegal Dani. They are kind and honest and always available to me when I’ve needed them! This is such an exhausting time and they alleviated all of my stress by taking control. I could trust the process knowing I was in great hands!!! The entire law firm works as a team to take care of you! I can’t recommend them enough! Thank you!!!
Response from the owner: Ryan, so glad David and Dani served you so well and alleviated your stress.
They handled my case with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity and made every effort to be efficient and transparent with me throughout the whole process. I was told that they were the best as far as family law is concerned and I believe that praise was fully justified.
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Amber McFee is always professional and great to work with. Being opposing counsel by nature is adversarial, but Amber is professional in approach while effectively advocating for her clients. She will treat you right!
Response from the owner: Thank you, Jonathan.
Overall from start to finish the best experience to have dealing with a time that is difficult.Andrew Christensen is very professional and out going to make this situation the best it could be and worked hard to make sure the divorce was fair for me.Over all, this firm really cares and treats you as a family or friend and just not a client, down to Marco Brown taking time to see how I was doing and offer to help in any way possible during my divorce while I was there for my first initial meeting.I would highly recommend anyone that has to go through a divorce to really reach out to the Brown Family Law firm and see for your self the experience I was able to receive from a top notch law firm.
Response from the owner: Devin, thank you for the kind words. Andrew appreciated the opportunity to help you with your situation.
Sophie was very helpful and explains the process and fees. Thank you!
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Dani always kept me updated and has great communication skills.
Response from the owner: Thank you, Sofia.
Dani was extremely helpful and always responsive.
Response from the owner: Glad Dani did well for you.
My experience with Brown Family Law is a positive one. I highly recommend them. This firm has very good communication with their clients. Attorney Paul Waldron represents me and I’m very happy with the experience. My questions and concerns are always answered quickly and respectfully. I’m grateful to have Mr. Waldron and Brown Family Law in my corner during this difficult time for my family.
Response from the owner: Jodie, glad we were able to communicate with you so effectively and quickly. Thank you for your kind words.
I recently used Clay in a divorce case and could not have been happier. He was efficient, knowledgeable, and made me feel like I was his only client. The process was easy and he was always there to reassure me or help me with decisions. I would highly recommend Brown Family Law.
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More Client Testimonials…

I highly recommend Marco Brown and his team. They are very kind, courteous, personable and most of all knowledgeable. They confidently answer any and all questions or concerns. They are easy to contact via phone and/or email. Always reply to messages and emails in a timely manner. Give honest advice and are very easy to work with. I recommend and trust their expertise in any legal situation.

Ivan Garcia

My experience with Brown Family Law LLC was great. This was my first time going through anything regarding legal matters and so with not knowing what to expect, they were wonderful with explaining how the whole process worked, wonderful with getting back to me real fast if ever I had any questions (which I had TONS of) and in the end, Marco was able to help me accomplish what I felt was best for my daughter. I would recommend Brown Family Law LLC in a heartbeat.

Mira Richardson

I needed good divorce advice when I found myself facing divorce. I didn’t know the law and needed help. Everyone at Brown Family Law were and are gentle, kind, and knowledgeable. Divorce is not easy. They let me know what would happen before it happened. They are equipped with the skills and knowledge to handle any situation that came up. I am lucky to have had them in my corner fighting for my rights. I hope that I won’t need them again, but if I did, I know that Brown Family Law would be who I would call. I am truly grateful for all that was done on my behalf. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Beth Mcblain

Often times we are placed in a position where we may have to make difficult choices. We may find ourselves in position where we require the expertise of another person to help us see it through. Attorney Marco brown is one such person. He helped my family by doing what he loves, with integrity and honor. I could not ask for a better attorney. He was kind and thoughtful yet diligent in fighting for what was right. Because of his hard work my family can be together in a safe and secure environment. Much thanks to Marco Brown and his hard working staff. We recommend your service to anyone. You will always hold a special place in our hearts!

Michael May

Marco and the rest of the folks at Brown Family Law were fantastic to work with. Due to a significantly compressed schedule, I needed to get a pre-marital agreement turned around, signed, and notarized within 24-36 hours. Marco and the Brown Family Law team were incredibly understanding, in addition to acting with a sense of urgency and professionally delivering a quality product under such tight timelines. Collaborating with Marco was smooth, and he made the whole process as seamless as possible. Fortunately for me, Marco was able to work my imposing requirements into his busy schedule. I left a happy customer.


Using Brown Family Law was probably the best decision we made when deciding how to handle our child custody arrangement. From the first meeting we knew we could trust our attorney to give us honest feedback about the process and our case. The knowledge demonstrated by our attorney of the law we believe helped us receive the outcome we desired. We felt comfortable and included at all times with everything that was going on and they took extra time to explain anything we felt we didn’t understand. Family conflict is always devastating and a hardship, but we knew that we were in the right hands with Brown Family Law and they would take care of our concerns. We will definitely use Brown Family Law in the future and we would recommend them to anyone.

Trevor and Jodi
I sought out Brown Family Law regarding my divorce (specifically in matters of child support and alimony) after having a negative experience with another attorney. I didn’t feel like my first attorney communicated well with me, and as a result I often felt like I didn’t know what was going on with my case. In court, my attorney did not present all of the relevant facts of my case, and I felt like things were unnecessarily dragged out because of my attorney’s inefficiency.

I was ready to be done with the law altogether, as I didn’t feel like my rights as a mother were being properly defended. In working with Marco Brown, I have found him to be thorough and patient in listening to my experiences, reviewing all of the factual information and court documents surrounding my case and advising me on my options of how to proceed. He has worked quickly and efficiently in preparing documents and has treated me with kindness and respect. If you are nervous or skeptical in your search for an attorney, I highly recommend meeting with Brown Family Law!

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