Family Law

Prevent Domestic Violence this October

October is a month used to increase awareness and decrease domestic violence across the nation. Nationally, each year women experience 4.8 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes. In Utah, there is approximately one intimate partner homicide every 22 days (Utah Government Services). However, the above statistics don’t illustrate the severity of this problem. According to, “The Justice Gap” about 75% of domestic violence cases in Utah are not reported to authorities and victims are left to suffer in silence. It is estimated one in every three Utah women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. […]

PRESS RELEASE: “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” Announces Full-Time Legal Fellowship Serving Summit County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Park City, Utah (September 23, 2015) “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” (AJFA), the Utah nonprofit uniting the state’s primary providers of civil legal aid – Disability Law Center, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, and Utah Legal Services – is very pleased to announce that it has secured $10,000 in  funding for Park City’s first full-time legal fellow dedicated to providing free civil legal aid to the poor and victims of domestic violence in Park City. AJFA’s Legal Fellowship Program was launched to simultaneously address two very pressing issues in Utah. First, it helps to address the ‘Justice Gap,’ in which a […]

Report: Legal help cuts incidence of domestic violence, saves money

(This is a repost of an original Deseret News article published on August 14, 2015 by Marjorie Cortez) SALT LAKE CITY — Free or low-cost legal services for people seeking protective orders would reduce incidence of domestic violence and lower associated societal costs, a new report states. The Institute for Policy Integrity report found that victims are more likely to receive protective orders if they have legal representation. The report, “Supporting Survivors: The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Aid to Survivors of Domestic Violence,” also found that the availability of civil legal aid may be “even more effective than alternative interventions […]