About Keith Backman

Keith graduated from BYU Law School in 1993. He has been with the law firm his entire career. Keith has extensive experience representing Utahns all along the Wasatch Front. He specializes in all areas of family law, including divorce and custody, as well as estate planning, real estate, contracts, and business law.

Utah child custody evaluation process

This article was updated November 13th, 2019 by Angie Allen The most heated issue in a divorce can be determining custody of minor children. If divorcing spouses are unable to reach an agreement on custody and parent time, then it can take more time for the divorce to be finalized. If, after negotiations and mediation, the [...]

By |2020-03-27T16:55:16+00:00November 13th, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

What grounds should I list for my divorce?

In Utah, you can choose from a number of grounds for the divorce.  The grounds are listed in Utah Code Ann §30-3-1, and they are: (a) impotency of the respondent at the time of marriage; (b) adultery committed by the respondent subsequent to marriage; (c) willful desertion of the petitioner by the respondent for more than [...]

By |2019-10-14T22:13:54+00:00April 29th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Child custody and parent time

Custody of children and parent time (which used to be called visitation) is probably the most litigated issues in divorce cases. The Utah Legislature has divided custody into two parts: legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody determines who has a voice in important decisions about the children, such as religious upbringing, elective medical procedures [...]

By |2019-10-30T19:42:39+00:00April 29th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Child custody evaluation process in Utah

If the spouses are unable to reach an agreement on custody and parent time, the judge will probably order them to have a custody evaluation performed.  This involves hiring a psychologist or social worker to evaluate both parents and the children and make a recommendation to the judge on custody and parent time. The evaluator makes his or [...]

By |2019-10-30T19:48:51+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments
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