Utah Family Law Attorney

Find peace amidst your storm. Get through the worst of a bad situation and quickly find your new footing.

Whether you're experiencing divorce, are seeking custody, or are negotiating a fair financial settlement; or you are celebrating the adoption of a child, attorney Peter A. Kern will help you navigate the often treacherous and complicated legal road associated with Utah family law. Discover that peace is possible as you create a fresh start. In the case of your family transitioning out of marriage, you can come through this experience without your lives being destroyed. If you are joyously awaiting finality of an adoption, we want to be your biggest ally.

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Step 1: Acknowledge Your Need

If you are in the midst of a life transition, such as divorce, making the decision to receive legal help marks a new trajectory of strength and hope for the long days ahead.

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Step 2: Schedule a Consultation

Reach out to schedule a consultation. Share a brief history, discover what to expect, go over pricing, uncover where you are at in the case.

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Step 3: Hire Peter A. Kern
Utah Family Law Attorney

Hire Peter to handle the paperwork, scrutinize evidence, review statutes and precedents, manage communication with the court, and begin negotiations.

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Step 4: Move Forward

Protect what is most important to you; protect your time with your children, negotiate a fair financial settlement, avoid having to come back to modify.


If you are facing Divorce, you may have asked yourself one of these questions

“Am I going to be able to recover from this divorce; financially, emotionally and physically?”

“Are my children going to have to be uprooted from their friends and school on top of everything else?”

“How much of my normal is going to be ripped out from underneath me?”

“What am I entitled to? How aggressively should I push against my ex-spouse?”

“He helped me get 50% custody of the kids which was my biggest concern. If you want a top notch guy to help you navigate a divorce then I would go with Peter.”

- Jack Pendleton

Peter A. Kern,
Utah Family Law Attorney

No one gets married intending to experience divorce. Most people are unprepared for it. The end of your relationship, especially after a decade or more of marriage, means making decisions about your children, home, and assets. Having legal representation in a divorce assures that you protect what's most important to you and that it is done in a way that creates long-term viability.

The laws of Utah that govern divorcing individuals envision a fair and equitable division of the marital estate. For numerous reasons, this doesn't end up happening in a lot of cases. The protections that the law affords are available to all litigants, whether or not they are represented by counsel. However, hiring an attorney, like Peter Kern, is the best way to ensure that your case doesn't end up with an unfair and unjust outcome. In law, you don't know what you don't know, and oftentimes, the unfamiliar language and surroundings that accompany a court case can overwhelm an unrepresented individual. This makes them more likely to give in, give up, and walk away from assets or claims that they are legally entitled to receive or pursue.

Having an attorney also helps you avoid having to come back to modify your divorce decree. It is vital for you to get it right the first time, while the cement is wet, so to speak. A good divorce decree contemplates, anticipates, and incorporates potential changes to your circumstances as life goes on. Self-represented family law cases usually end up back in court, because their divorce decrees did not anticipate new circumstances that have now rendered their decree inoperable. These parties almost always hire an attorney the second time around. This is an unfortunate reality because it is harder to reopen a closed case and making modifications to existing decrees is harder than getting it right the first time. It's going to be harder to get to litigation, and more challenging to get what you want. It is better to hire a qualified attorney on the first go around and solidify what's best for you in the midst of a horrible situation. Read more about Peter Kern.

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“Peter Kern is an incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate lawyer. He was extremely prepared and fought for my interests. I can't recommend him enough.”

- Aaron Woodall

Single mom struggles.

Worst Case Scenario:
Self Representation

  • Agree to give away financial assets you would have been entitled to receive.
  • Once the divorce is final, discover the need to revisit the legal settlement, costing more money and upsetting what little stability had returned to your life.
  • Make some of the most important decisions of your life without knowing what the law allows you to do.
  • Lose parental time or custody rights.
Family navigates life after divorce.

Best Case Scenario:
Qualified Attorney Support

  • Protect your assets.
  • Avoid having to come back to modify the divorce decree down the road.
  • Know the law: Attorney Peter Kern provides you with the expertise to know what the courts do and don’t allow.
  • Retain custody and parental rights.
  • Keep time with your children intact.

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