Marco Brown

Utah Divorce Attorney
Marco Brown

Need A Good Divorce Attorney in Utah?
We Provide Affordable, Compassionate, Family Law Services in Utah.
Call Us For A Legal Consultation: 801-685-9999
Marco Brown

Utah Divorce Attorney
Marco Brown

Need A Good Divorce Attorney in Utah?
We Provide Affordable, Compassionate, Family Law Services in Utah.
Call Us For A Legal Consultation: 801-685-9999

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting A Divorce In Utah

The mediation process is actually quite simple, especially when contrasted with the litigation process. Initially, people with disputes agree to mediate, find a mediator, and schedule a mediation. Mediation usually takes place within only a few weeks of initial contact with the mediator. The mediator will usually ask for short typed summaries of the dispute and what exactly each party wants to accomplish during mediation. (If litigation has already begun, the mediator will likely ask for court documents that explain the dispute.) During mediation, each party will tell the mediator about the dispute from their point of view. The mediator will then ask the parties to identify the issues in dispute that need to be resolved. From this point, the mediator will help the parties openly negotiate until each of the issues in dispute is resolved in a way that (1) is acceptable to the parties, and (2) is mutually beneficial.

Once a mediated agreement has been reached, the mediator writes the agreement, and the parties review and sign it. When signed, the agreement becomes a contract and is enforceable in court. (If the mediated agreement is in the context of a parties seeking a divorce, the agreement can serve as the basis for a Decree of Divorce.)

This is often people’s first question, so let’s address it first. While the cost of mediation depends on the complexity of the dispute, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, etc., what is without doubt is mediation is less costly and less stressful than litigation. The hourly cost of mediators themselves varies widely, depending on the mediator’s experience, skill, and education. If lawyers represent the parties during the mediation process, costs will be higher. Again though, mediation is much less costly than litigation.

Many mediations last between three to four hours. If the dispute is more complicated, then more time may be necessary. If more time is necessary, then mediation can be broken up into multiple sessions on different days, depending on the parties’ wishes and schedules.

Yes, in Utah what happens in mediation stays in mediation. Neither party can use what is said during mediation in a subsequent court proceeding. Likewise, the mediator cannot divulge what was said during mediation.

If, on the off chance, mediation does not result in an agreement, the parties may begin or continue the litigation process. Additionally, it is often the case that even if mediation is not successful on the first attempt, parties may return to it when they realize how costly, time-consuming, and stressful the litigation process is.

Honestly, there are not many situations too complicated for mediation. The parties understand the dispute, and when they have educated the mediator regarding their points of view, the mediator will be able to help them negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement.

Simply put, No. Oftentimes, couples seeking a divorce will go to a mediator instead of lawyers to negotiate the terms of their divorce. When conducted by a quality mediator, these lawyerless mediations reduce stress and produce good results at a price far less than divorces in which each party hires an attorney.

Yes. People may want a lawyer present to help ensure a fair mediated agreement is reached. In fact, in many cases it is preferable to have a lawyer present during mediation to help the parties evaluate offers being made and discuss options and risk.

Note: It is almost always a good idea to have an attorney review a mediated agreement before signing it.

This is only a minor inconvenience. Mediation is often done via conference calls. The success of the mediation is not dependent on being in the same room, but is dependent on the skill of the mediator and the willingness of the parties to negotiate.

This is a common question, especially in divorce and child custody situations. The answer is, “No.” If you do not get along well with the other person, then mediation can be done by what is called “caucus” where the parties are in separate rooms and the mediator shuttles between the parties.

Yes. Each party should have their own attorney to ensure their rights and specific concerns are properly addressed in the document.

Most prenuptial agreements address how property, assets and debts will be divided in the event of divorce. Some may also include stipulations for spousal support, inheritance or what will happen to your business. Prenups cannot address child custody, visitation or child support issues.

Prenuptial agreements will protect your assets and property. They can also protect you from assuming your spouse’s debt.

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document between two people who will be married. The document needs to be drafted and signed before marriage. A prenup is designed to protect both parties in the event of divorce.

The length of the divorce process can vary depending on the individual issues surrounding the divorce. In most cases, it will take a minimum of three months from the time the petitioner files for divorce before a judge signs the divorce decree, making it final due to Utah’s 90-day waiting period. Divorces that are contested, or that have several complex issues to be resolved, will often take additional time.

Divorces in Utah can be no-fault divorces or fault divorces. The grounds for divorce determine which type it will be. In most cases, couples seek a no-fault divorce because the process is simpler, faster, and less expensive.

Two of the grounds that may be listed on the petition are no-fault grounds, which include irreconcilable differences and living apart for three consecutive years without cohabitation under a decree of separate maintenance by any state.

For a fault divorce, certain grounds must be proven to file a fault divorce. The grounds can include:

  • Impotency at the time of marriage
  • Committing adultery
  • Willful desertion by the respondent for at least a year
  • Willful neglect by the respondent to provide petitioner common necessaries of life
  • Habitual drunkenness of respondent
  • A felony conviction
  • Cruel treatment resulting in bodily injury or mental distress
  • Incurable insanity

Special requirements apply to Utah divorces if there are unsettled or contested issues in the divorce or if the couple has minor children. Contested issues require that the couple go through the mediation process to try and work out as many of their issues as possible without asking a judge to make the decision. When the couple has minor children, they are required to take divorce education classes before a divorce can be issued.

The law states that at least one of the people getting the divorce needs to have lived in a single county within the state for three consecutive months before filing a divorce petition. If there is a custody issue with minor children, in most cases the children need to have resided with at least one of the parents for six months before the divorce petition is filed.

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Brown Family Law
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Daniel Moulton
Daniel Moulton
05:02 31 Jan 23
Clay took the time to meet with me and go over every detail of my statement. Gave me great advice and helped me through the process as... seamless and painless as possible.read more
Kari Reyes
Kari Reyes
02:13 27 Jan 23
I was in good hands with Jason as my attorney! He helped find a resolution to an extremely difficult 2-year-long high-conflict... post-divorce situation.With his expertise, he gave me the courage to stand up for myself.He had the guidance and knowledge to get the results I wanted without having to go to trial.He introduced me to expert resources (mediator and financial analyst) which were key factors to my case.Communication was top-notch and Jason took the time to answer my emails and questions promptly. He touched base every week so I was always “in the know” and updated with new developments in my case.Highly recommend!read more
Bailey Stewart
Bailey Stewart
13:28 26 Jan 23
Working with Clay Randle at Brown Family Law was a great experience. Clay was attentive, communicative, and had an extremely strong bias... for action: there was a same-day turnaround required when I first engaged Clay, and he made it happen! I would highly recommend working with him and the rest of the team at Brown Family. They definitely helped make the best of a less-than-ideal situation.read more
Haley Jensen
Haley Jensen
22:38 25 Jan 23
The divorce went through much quicker than expected. I was given good advice as to expediting the process and making it less expensive. I... am happy I went with a lawyer and not on my own.read more
McKae Smith
McKae Smith
16:25 25 Jan 23
I cannot say enough great things about these attorneys. It’s been a long journey. We’ve worked with several attorneys including Marco... himself, Clay, another attorney who is no longer at the firm, and finally Amber McFee. We’ve worked with Amber the longest and she is the one who ultimately settled our entire custody case for us.Amber is patient, understanding, kind, factual, and a freaking shark when she needs to be. She is also loyal and true to herself as a person and was alway good at telling us when we were wrong, when we were right, or if we just needed to change our mindset.After 1.5 years of fighting for equal time, 3 failed mediations, several court hearings, and thousands of emails back and forth Amber figured out what needed to happen and worked tirelessly to make it stick. Last night we signed for equal time and couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. We would recommend Amber and Brown Family Law a million times over.read more
Shaun LaOrange
Shaun LaOrange
17:57 24 Jan 23
I'd like to say thank you to this great group of professional Attorneys. As a father of three and the hardships in my case they always... made me feel secure and fought for me every step of the way. I would also like to thank my attorney Nathaniel Garrabrandt for all his hard work and dedication. He knows what he is doing and gets the results. Because of him and his team my kids can now live a happier life between me and their mother and I can't say thank you enough.Regards,Shaun.read more
Cheylynn Broderick
Cheylynn Broderick
21:46 21 Jan 23
I had a wonderful experience with Clay. He was clear, succinct and companionate.
Wyatt Mauchley
Wyatt Mauchley
02:24 21 Jan 23
They made the daunting process of going through a divorce easy. They took care of me and my kids and put my concerns and worries first.... They always made time to answer every question i had and always got back to me within a reasonable time. They gave me expert advice and i always felt like they were giving me the advice they would want or need if they were in my shoes. They worked with me in every aspect of the process from financial to emotionally. They made sure i was taken care of and helped me understand the overwhelming legal process of divorce. I love this office and their staff is phenomenal! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in need of an amazing team of Attorneys and staff who really care about you want to see you come out happy in a unfortunate event.read more
Trina Mcpherson
Trina Mcpherson
15:47 20 Jan 23
This place was phenomenal. They made my whole experience as easy as possible. I felt very safe and well taken care of. I find myself once... again in need of a lawyer, and I am definitely using them again.read more
Karen Delgado
Karen Delgado
16:43 11 Jan 23
They are amazing and will help you get to where you need to be! 100% recommended spoke with Leilani and she’s just sweet and awesome!
murat oskay
murat oskay
22:34 10 Jan 23
The best best attorney in Utah . Today Amber made my day so awesome for helping my case. I highly recomended Amber for divorce . Thats why... you guys Family law.read more
Sara Young
Sara Young
21:54 10 Jan 23
Clay Randle with Brown Law is an exceptional lawyer who went above and beyond to assist me with a legal matter. I highly recommend hiring... Clay for any family law related cases as he is very knowledgable and experienced in this area of practice.read more
Jim Webster
Jim Webster
05:29 10 Jan 23
Marco Brown is a remarkable man! He is relentlessly focused on doing good for others. Rather than churning his employees, he is focused on... making them successful. For his clients in difficult divorce situations, his aim is to maximize their money and to maximize their time with their children. He even spends his personal time helping his colleagues in seeking success and a better work/life balance. He has generously provided invaluable information that he learned through his own struggles so that others can be successful without all of the pain and stress. I highly recommend Marco’s firm because Marco is great!read more
Kim Schoepke
Kim Schoepke
15:43 04 Jan 23
I have been so grateful for the legal counsel I’ve received from Paul at Brown Family Law. My experience has been nothing but positive and... extremely helpful.read more
Brette Martinez
Brette Martinez
00:00 31 Dec 22
Amber was amazing to work with. She walked me through my case step by step, and we got the best outcome we could.
Joe DeMasters
Joe DeMasters
12:57 30 Dec 22
Clay and his team have been awesome in getting me through another divorce! The support, pricing, and level of professionalism was... impeccable! I highly recommend Brown Law and Clay in particular to anyone going through a divorce.read more
Erika Edmundson
Erika Edmundson
14:38 29 Dec 22
Melanie was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She addressed any questions and concerns that I had and helped make the difficult... situation as painless as possible. I highly recommend Melanie and Brown Family Law.read more
Jill L
Jill L
18:40 27 Dec 22
I would like to thank Kent in handling my case. He provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to... detail. He took the time to explain to me all my options and was responsive to my concerns. Thank you again on doing a great job! I would highly recommend Kent.read more
Jason Barnes
Jason Barnes
22:21 23 Dec 22
Clayton Randle is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him many, many times in cases, and a few were very difficult. In every... situation, I found him to be very competent, hardworking, and a skilled litigator. He looks out for his client and is vested in the case, and his work shows that; all the while maintaining professionalism as he interacts with opposing parties and their counsel.read more
Kim Addington
Kim Addington
19:23 21 Dec 22
Great service. Jason was great to work with. He responded promptly to my questions and guided me through my process. Pleasure to work... with!read more
Kyle Scott
Kyle Scott
23:28 20 Dec 22
Went in for a minor issue, service was honest and fair. Would recommend, will use in the future.
Mike Gibson
Mike Gibson
20:39 11 Dec 22
2 ½ years ago I knew my 17 year marriage was coming to an end - I had no idea what lawyer to use, but I knew I needed to find a good one as... my ex was extremely conflict driven and had warned me multiple times that if we divorced she was going to make it as hard as possible and would refuse to just work it out between us.As I sat on my phone - looking at reviews for lawyers who were not in Utah County (as I worried my ex had already talked to any of the good ones to block me from using them) going through reviews and picked the top 3 contenders, called them and scheduled consultations. After speaking with each one - Brown Family Law (specifically Marco) was the only one that I walked away from feeling more at ease with the impending storm.Marco handed me off to Clay - who led me through a 2 ½ year extremely high conflict divorce. It took over 800 court filings, 3 different commissioners, 2 different judges, 2 different custody evaluators, 2 attempts at mediation to get it to completion (all of which were caused by delays by my ex). Not once during that time did I ever feel that I had made a mistake or second guess myself that I needed to go find a different lawyer. Clay was there - by my side giving me straight legal advice as well as just being a friend. In the meantime my wife went through lawyer after lawyer (4 lawyers in total) either being fired by them or firing them herself because she was not getting the outcome that she wanted.This all ended in a 2 day trial in December of 2022 - I cannot stress this enough. Not only was Clay able to get me what I was after - he exceeded it by getting me way more including sole legal custody of my kids - which went well above and beyond my expectations and I thought would only happen in my dreams.Anyone reading this review - I cannot stress this enough - Look no further, this is the law firm that you want to represent you. They will fight tooth and nail for everything that you deserve.read more
Adam Leavitt
Adam Leavitt
17:32 05 Dec 22
Marco is an incredibly competent and knowledgeable attorney. The advise and counsel that he provided was invaluable and I would gladly... recommend him to anyone I know that is looking for a family law attorney for any matter.read more
Jesse Sorensen
Jesse Sorensen
04:11 04 Dec 22
I shopped around for a while and chose to work with Clay Randle at Brown Family Law. He was always very responsive. He is very capable and... does a great job at thinking about different directions that the case could go and taking steps to be prepared for different outcomes. Due diligence is one of the skills that stand out about him.read more
Michael Cimorelli
Michael Cimorelli
19:46 14 Nov 22
Brown Family Law truly live up to the 5 star experience.Trusting in someone when dealing with my children is something very... difficult.Not only did they make me feel comfortable and reassured throughout our time together, I was amazed by the communication for my entire case.I could truly tell they had my family and my best interest.Nathaniel was the best and I highly recommend their services to anyone.read more
Robert Jones
Robert Jones
19:30 10 Nov 22
Clay and his team did an excellent job navigating my divorce. They were responsive and helped guide me through a rough experience in my... life. I can't recommend Brown Family Law highly enough.read more
Michelle Dellino
Michelle Dellino
17:55 10 Nov 22
You are in the best hands with Brown Family Law. I have personally referred clients of my own to them for Utah divorce and cannot say... enough good things about their quality of work, responsiveness, and willingness to go above and beyond for their clients. This is your place for Utah divorce lawyers. Trust no one else.read more
Brian Castleberry
Brian Castleberry
19:41 03 Nov 22
Definitely worth the money he got all the paperwork ready and sent in a lot less stressful because I am so busy to have someone who can... take care of all the legal stuff for you I looks for a long time to try finding someone who could help for a price range that was at least manageable and he worked with me on the payments would recommend to anyone and everyoneread more
beatrice hernandez
beatrice hernandez
17:23 26 Oct 22
Clay es un gran abogado me explico muy bien todo durante mi proceso de divorcio muy profesional y paciente conmigo incluyendo a Mario... Atrás... Los recomiendo enormemente...read more
Lauren Hosler
Lauren Hosler
21:50 25 Oct 22
Working with Clay Randle was an absolute pleasure -- as much as having to talk to your divorce lawyer possibly can be. Divorce is stressful... - there's no getting around that, but lawyers like Clay make it as simple and low-stress as possible. Highly recommend.read more
A.M. West
A.M. West
15:31 25 Oct 22
I have worked with Carren Leavitt of Brown Family Law for several years on a professional basis. She is very honest, direct, and at the... same time very personable. She has a standard of excellence that provides insight into her integrity and amazing work ethic. She relates well with a broad variety of people. I can’t imagine working with anyone more qualified.read more
Sabrina
Sabrina
02:48 24 Oct 22
Kent CottamMr. Cottam is a true professional, exceedingly competent and thorough, and generous with his advice and direction.If you... need a family law attorney, he's the one. He sincerely cares about his clients and gives them his all.Thank you, Mr. Cottamread more
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Stevens
00:42 21 Oct 22
Clay is amazing and he did everything he could to keep me well informed throughout this process and to make sure that I was comfortable.... Divorce is not easy, but I was immediately at ease knowing he had my case in good hands! Thank you so much to Clay and everyone else in the firm…I couldn’t have done this without you! (:read more
Christina Huayhua
Christina Huayhua
17:28 19 Oct 22
Mr. Kent Cottam is the best attorney in the State of Utah. I had some questions and concerns about my Pro Se case and he went above and... beyond to answer my needs. He is an amazing attorney that cares about the client. Thank you so much for all your help.read more
Emily Carter
Emily Carter
22:37 05 Oct 22
Amber was very supportive and got the job done in a complex situation.
Devin
Devin
22:53 03 Oct 22
EXCEPTIONAL!!! I wouldn't give a 5 star review if it wasn't deserved. I usually write bad reviews. This is not one of them. I want to... give a hats off to Kent Cottam and Carren Leavitt! I want to let any of you know who are going through a divorce and have kids, that had I gone with someone else I would have not gotten the outcome that I got, because of Kent. Thank you Kent! Brown Family Law was a blessing to me, because I can honestly say if it wasn't for Kent I would NOT have gotten more parent time with my son. He did an exceptional job. I can't give enough praise and gratitude to him. Carren was exceptional too, she kept things so organized. Because of the stress and difficulties that came with divorce, I would have never been able to stay as organized if it wasn't for Carren!Thank you again to both of you. Anyone that is going through a divorce should choose Brown Family Law and have Kent and Carren represent you. You absolutely could not go wrong with them.read more
Hillary King
Hillary King
18:22 03 Oct 22
Lei was my assistant prior to working with Brown Family Law. She is incredibly patient and professional, and SO GREAT with clients. Brown... Family Law is so lucky to have her.read more
Cathleen Gilbert
Cathleen Gilbert
04:18 01 Oct 22
Paralegal Carren Leavitt is amazing. I worked with her at another firm and she is very good at what she does, efficient, professional and... goes the extra mile!read more
N. Skousen
N. Skousen
19:06 29 Sep 22
I have known Attorney Paul Waldron for 18 years. Paul is smart, honest and fights for his clients for the best possible outcomes. He cares... about his clients and that's why I refer folks to him. He's great!read more
lynn torzillo
lynn torzillo
15:55 27 Sep 22
They were able to accomplish the impossible! I would recommend this firm to help you resolve your needs in a non contentious way.
Samantha Harve
Samantha Harve
21:13 24 Sep 22
Leilani Whitmer at Brown law really took the time to listen to my concerns and help me with my case. The front office staff was helpful in... getting me to where I needed to go. I hope that I don’t need to use them again but if I did I would definitely go back because they were so helpful and caring. - Sam Hread more
dax beaudoin
dax beaudoin
18:17 23 Sep 22
I’m writing this review, specifically about Carren Leavitt. Carren is the absolute, hands down, no questions about it, best Paralegal in... the Family Law Business! Trust me…I’ve had several experiences with working with Family Law Attorneys and their Paralegals. Many of you may know, or even if you don’t, the Paralegals are the ones that you interact with, and communicate with most. There’s bad ones, mediocre ones, good ones, excellent ones, and then there is the Carren Leavitt level of Paralegals! Carren knows how to communicate, always responsive and available, knows what to do and how to do it, solution oriented, extremely hard working, takes pride in being the best of the best! Carren Leavitt is what I would refer to as an “Expert” and absolute professional! And this review is coming from a person that has high expectations of others, especially in the professional arena…so, to get a 5 Star Review from me, then that says it. I’d gratefully, with gratitude, write a 100 Star Review (if that were possible) about the Paralegal Expert, Carren Leavitt!read more
Andrew S. Rawlings
Andrew S. Rawlings
21:22 22 Sep 22
I was opposing counsel on a highly contentious case against a client represented by Amber McFee. Amber was not only professional; she was... solution-oriented, creative and hard-working. She is a fantastic attorney who knows how to strike that necessary balance of zealously representing clients and working toward long-term resolution. What makes her even more unique, in my opinion, is just how delightful she is to work with -- even as the "opposition." There are too many lawyers out there who can't see the forest through the trees; Amber is not one of them. She's a "big picture" thinker, and she can always be counted on to do the right thing. I can't speak highly enough about her.read more
Christie Loosli
Christie Loosli
21:17 22 Sep 22
Carren Leavitt (paralegal) was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and quick to respond. She helped me successfully navigate through... some tough legal times.read more
Caleb Ulberg
Caleb Ulberg
20:32 22 Sep 22
I had great representation from Brown Family Law and Nathaniel. Mine was a tough case involving 1 minor child, a house and a small... business i built from the ground up. There were a lot of ups and downs with my case but i am happy with the outcome. I own my business outright now with zero payout to my ex wife, $0 in alimony. Considering my work schedule they worked out the best deal they could for time with my daughter. I would recommend brown family law to anyone needing a divorce attorney.read more
SHERRI POLLOCK
SHERRI POLLOCK
19:27 22 Sep 22
Kent and Leilani are beyond amazing!! Highly recommend!!!
Kevin Lemley
Kevin Lemley
15:05 22 Sep 22
As a divorce lawyer myself, I have never seen another law firm that cares so much about their clients. Marco and his team consistently... emphasize that they do things that their competitors will not. They only do divorce and help families through the system. Because of that, they have better processes in place so their clients are better informed and get better results than with other firms.They care so much that they took time to share with me how they do things so I can better serve my clients. I learned a lot, and we will be implementing what we have learned to better help our clients. If you need a divorce lawyer, do not hesitate to contact this firm today.read more
Jenifer Janes
Jenifer Janes
04:51 22 Sep 22
Carren was so great to work with whenever I needed anything. She was always professional and punctual in getting things done. She's... honest and dependable, and I felt she truly cared about me and my case.read more
Piecesofart801
Piecesofart801
22:12 21 Sep 22
Amber McFee did an amazing job with my case and went out of her way to make sure everything was done right.
Megan Kammer
Megan Kammer
22:07 21 Sep 22
Carren makes the process easier by how well she communicates. She is personable, professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly... recommend work with her!read more
B G
B G
18:32 21 Sep 22
Paralegal Melanie Cramer is amazing to work with. She is efficient, very helpful, responsive, courteous and professional. I would love to... find someone like her to work for me. Brown Law is so lucky to have her!read more
Andrea Mauga
Andrea Mauga
15:24 21 Sep 22
While searching for a law firm to represent me I was pleased with my consultation. During my consultation they were able to give me a lot... of information in regards to my case. I highly recommend them.read more
Sar Haun
Sar Haun
14:45 21 Sep 22
While the circumstances of mine and my ex's divorce were absolutely *not fun at all* Brown Family Law have been absolutely great to work... with and helped take the pressure of filing by myself off my shoulders at a time that was painful and frustrating.My ex ended up in jail and they knew all the processes to get all the paperwork to and from him without having to have me deal with him. Brown Family helped me to get my kids names changed and later when I had issues helped me through that.I'm extremely thankful for their help and would recommend them.read more
Jared Archer
Jared Archer
12:18 21 Sep 22
Paul Waldron was extremely helpful in handling my divorce. He is very familiar with the aspects that affect military members and he is very... helpful with figuring out what is best for children. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. ​In addition to my own divorce matters, Paul has helped my wife with the issues my wife's ex-husband constantly creates and has provided helpful guidance on getting her children the help they need to deal with the trauma they have experienced due to her ex.read more
Carren is very professional and goes out of her way to be helpful. We enjoyed working with her.
Cass Graham
Cass Graham
00:01 21 Sep 22
I have a high conflict case, that is extremely complex. They took on my case in a really difficult time for me, dealing with relocation... issues. My case started in 2010 and two diffrent lawyers.Kent was on point, during the trial hearing, he made me feel confident that he cared about me and my child, and truly wanted the best outcome. He put up a good fight, when I was not strong enough.The office staff kept me in the loop every week, really help when I feel like all my choices have been taken from me.The only thing I wish I could change is; I wish I would have started with Brown Family law. 100% would recommend them.read more
zack olsen
zack olsen
22:33 20 Sep 22
I have had the opportunity to work with Carren Leavitt a handful of times over the years. She is always very professional and more... importantly I can tell she cares about my situation. She has always been very responsive and knowledgeable about her profession. Thank You Carren.read more
Jonny George Jemming
Jonny George Jemming
17:19 20 Sep 22
Leipua Avilla-Iongi is fantastic- a huge contributor! Glad to see her at Brown Family Law.
Maile Vaenuku
Maile Vaenuku
16:18 20 Sep 22
First person I talked to was Leipua Brown! She was very welcoming and she helped answer all the questions I had !
You are going through one of the most difficult times in your life. Just like I did. Divorce is difficult. Divorce is messy. The... heartache and pain, stress and uncertainty of leaving a person you’ve bonded with deeply is immense. Now, you have to find an attorney and legal team that can hold safe and understanding space for this experience. It’s hard to trust anyone when you’ve seen the inner darkness and strife divorce can cause between two people.Carren Leavitt created this safe container. She is, without a doubt, the most compassionate paralegal professional in the state of Utah. If not nationally. She genuinely cares about her clients. She is quick to respond, understands the process, but most importantly she knows personally the emotional toll divorce takes on both parties.If you are reading this review you’ve come to the right place. The team at Brown Family Law, especially Carren, are going to work diligently to ensure you are receive the best possible outcome. Schedule your consult today. You won’t be disappointed.You won’t find another attorney and paralegal team like this. Not anywhere.Thank you Carren for everything you’ve helped me with. I’m grateful. Always.read more
Leipua Brown
Leipua Brown
08:27 20 Sep 22
5-Star experience with staff!
Lori Ili
Lori Ili
05:19 20 Sep 22
Leipua is it yalllll! She is professional and knowledgeable. Seeing someone that looks like me in law is admirable! She keeps me inspired.... Brown Family Law is top tier!read more
Kathleen Afatasi
Kathleen Afatasi
05:07 20 Sep 22
Knowledgeable, super helpful, and quick response time!
Kalizma Kaveinga
Kalizma Kaveinga
04:47 20 Sep 22
Super grateful for all the help I was able to get. The whole team all together was awesome! Leipua Brown kept meInformed and up to date... from the very beginning!read more
Langatotoa Fangupo
Langatotoa Fangupo
04:38 20 Sep 22
AMAZING! Loved Leipua Brown and how helpful she was! Made everything so easy for me and was by far the most helpful!
Faiana Brown
Faiana Brown
04:25 20 Sep 22
Love the professionalism and efficiency of the staff and attorneys. Its comforting to know you have a staff of skilled & knowledgeable ... team fighting to provide the best outcome, during most difficult life changes. The timely manner in which they communicate and provide updates, provides peace in a situation where it’s difficult to feel peace.read more
Jericel G
Jericel G
04:17 20 Sep 22
Best firm in Utah!!!!!!!
Poliana Makahununiu
Poliana Makahununiu
04:01 20 Sep 22
They were truly helpful with my situation and service was excellent
Molitika Tui'one
Molitika Tui'one
03:58 20 Sep 22
I love Leipua Brown. Her customer service is amazing and I truly felt like I was treated like family when she was helping me.
Evelini Halatoa
Evelini Halatoa
03:29 20 Sep 22
I’m grateful for the professionalism this firm portrays, but most of all the great staff!
Douglas Adair
Douglas Adair
01:45 20 Sep 22
The Brown Family Law Firm is fortunate to have Carren Leavitt as a paralegal. I worked several years as the supervising attorney for Ms.... Leavitt at another Law Firm- and she is an exceptional paralegal with an excellent reputation in the Utah legal community.read more
Sarah Kuhn
Sarah Kuhn
01:41 20 Sep 22
Kent Cottam and Leilani Whitmer are phenomenal family law attorneys. Having worked with both of them, it’s obvious that they have a passion... for helping their clients successfully achieve the best possible outcome in their case. They are straightforward and sincere both with clients as well as opposing counsel, a talent than is incredibly important but often overlooked. I highly recommend both of them to handle any family law matter!read more
Amanda Jensen
Amanda Jensen
21:34 19 Sep 22
If I could give 10 🌟s I would!!Hands down the most helpful, empathetic, hard working firm I have ever dealt with.Carren is... amazing, listened to my concerns, and stayed one step ahead the whole time.Recommended them 100%read more
Jeffrey Worth
Jeffrey Worth
20:50 19 Sep 22
Paul is a great attorney! He helped me with a custody case involving a family member that was out of state. He worked with us on weekends... and coordinated legal services with the out of state attorney. Because of his advice and guidance we were able to win the case. Thank you Paul!read more
Kiley
Kiley
20:31 19 Sep 22
I was referred to Brown Family Law from someone I trusted, they said that they were the best in the state and I firmly believe that to be... true. My case was complicated and I knew my ex was going to try and take everything he possibly could, including my boys, and he did exactly what I thought.They went absolutely above and beyond my expectations and I would refer them in a heartbeat and with no hesitancy for those who are looking to get a divorce.I knew nothing about getting a divorce and as a result was hesitant in the beginning at things they suggested but quickly, I trusted that I wasn't just a client or a means to profit, they truly cared about us and our well being.Not once, through the nearly six months, did they ever lead me astray or suggest anything that would simply be a means for them to increase the amount they received, they were always things that ended up being both crucial and beneficial to my boys and I.I will never be able to stress enough how amazing this firm is and how amazing they are at picking someone who will best fit your case and your needs. It felt like they tailored my lawyer, Leilani Whitmer, just for me and my needs. I was so nervous in the beginning but, she and her team were there for me every step of the way. They contact you twice a week to check in and give you updates so you're never in the dark.She was stunningly qualified and nothing short of extraordinary. I owe all that I have, including my safety and peace of mind to this firm, Leilani and her team.read more
Michael F. Wunderli
Michael F. Wunderli
20:20 19 Sep 22
I know many of the attorneys, staff, and paralegals at Brown Family Law, as I have worked with most of them. You can't get a better group... of people to represent you and your needs during one of the most difficult processes.read more
Josh Gold
Josh Gold
20:16 19 Sep 22
Leilani was so responsive and informative. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to help you out!
Jen
Jen
19:52 19 Sep 22
Leilani and Melanie were very helpful and kind. Melanie was always quick to respond to any questions that I had in a compassionate way.
Kari Bushnell
Kari Bushnell
19:41 19 Sep 22
These guys are absolutely incredible. I had zero problems with my experience with then and would highly recommend them to anyone looking... for this sort of legal assistance. Leilani is absolutely the best!!! Thank you so much.read more
Bryant Kibbey
Bryant Kibbey
19:06 19 Sep 22
Carren Leavitt was very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
Taylor Harvey
Taylor Harvey
18:41 19 Sep 22
I can always trust Leilani to do what needs to be done. She’s an awesome lawyer and you can tell she really cares about her clients.
Jodi Loveless
Jodi Loveless
18:19 19 Sep 22
The best firm to hire!! The attorneys and staff are amazing and care deeply about their clients. They are honest and realistic about cases,... and will fight for your rights.read more
Brad Baird
Brad Baird
17:36 19 Sep 22
Had the opportunity to work with Carren Leavitt.Very professional and knowledgeable!
Chris Guymon
Chris Guymon
17:25 19 Sep 22
Marco and his team are incredible! Everyone sincerely cares about their clients and wants what is best for them. I 100% recommend them for... all things Family Law!!read more
Aaron Gwilliam
Aaron Gwilliam
17:16 19 Sep 22
Marco and his team are great. They are well respected in the Utah legal community for excellent work and talent. I don't hesitate referring... clients to them.read more
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