Emancipation for a minor is a life-altering event: old legal responsibilities are lifted and new legal responsibilities are imposed, and it is important that both the parental guardians and the minor have legal representation to guide them through the process.  The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling maintains a dedicated team to assist in the emancipation process, whether a client is for or against the emancipation.

Emancipation can be a complicated process.  Not only are there specific legal restrictions that must be observed (such as the age of the minor), but there are also procedural hurdles and evidentiary requirements which must be tackled.  A few such requirements include that the minor in question be 16 years or older, that the minor provide proof to the court that they are able to financially support themselves, and that the minor provide proof to the court that they are otherwise capable of independent support, among other things.  Moreover, with the transition of legal responsibilities comes both new opportunities as well as obligations for all parties, and so it is important to have access to qualified legal advice.

The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling understands that there are circumstances which call for emancipation; similarly, our office understands that there are instances when emancipation is not the most advantageous option.  If you or someone you know are interested in or dealing with a case of emancipation, contact the attorneys at The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling today and receive a free consultation on the case.



Once retained to investigate a new case of family law, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling begins by evaluating the case history, if any, of the family law case.  Depending on the progress of the case, a staff meeting is held to determine what steps are to be taken next.  New filings may be executed as soon as 24 hours after being retained, amended documents may be submitted to overcome oversights and private investigators may be unleashed, all according to the needs of a case.  While many family law cases can drag out for long periods of time, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling spares no effort in taking the initiative.

While case operations are starting, our family law attorneys make certain that they are in near constant communication with our clients.  Every avenue of communication, from phone calls to text messages, from emails to office meetings, and even off-site consultations are all regularly utilized to ensure that our clients remain aware of the progress of their case.  Case developments are passed along within hours, and we work hard to keep our clients fully informed of case progress, and advised on what steps should be taken next.

Following initial case work - and if the desired results are not immediate - our family law attorneys set about coordinating mediation between the parties.  With a goal of exploring any possible resolution outside of the courtroom (as far as is required by law), we engage the services of only the most affordable, effective and efficient mediators in the State of Utah.  Every avenue is explored, every opposition is addressed, and every possibility exhausted, until either a resolution acceptable to our client is achieved or it is decided the case must be moved on to trial.

Even as procedural matters progress, our office sets about exploring other matters often related to family law cases.  Issues such as unpaid child support, medical costs and visitation violations are addressed, temporary orders secured, and order to show cause hearings held.  Legal costs and punitive damages might be imposed on the violating party, and everything from court fines to jail time might also be imposed, if our client desires.  Further, any matter which cannot be permanently resolved until trial has been completed is addressed in the short-term, and always with our client's best interest in mind.

As trial approaches, we keep our clients well informed of the opposition's progress, if any.  Disclosures and exhibits are examined, weak points in the case strengthened and procedural preparations resolved.  Any sign that the opposition is buckling is immediately exploited, and our client is always informed of any last-minute offer for resolution.  Should the trial go forward, our family law attorneys present an intimidating yet reasonable front, keeping the law on the side of our clients wherever possible.  Concluding the trial in a strong position, our family law attorneys always work to secure legal fees for our clients when called for, and ensure that our clients are well informed of any post-trial options available to them.

The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling is determined to provide all of our family law clients - inside and outside of the State of Utah - with affordable and effective family law representation.  Armed with an experienced and qualified legal team, our office is prepared for any family law case we are asked to act on.  Contact our office now to receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.