In the State of Utah, a legal guardian carries with them a great deal of responsibility, so it is always important that anyone seeking guardianship be advised by a guardian attorney before accepting the position.  The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling operates with some of the best guardianship attorneys in the state, and are well suited to advise and represent any prospective guardian throughout the related legal proceedings.

A guardian is primarily responsible for making legal decisions on behalf of a protected person; that is, a person not in a position to make legal decisions for themselves, be it through disability, youth or otherwise.  The power of a guardian may extend to varying degrees of responsibility - depending on the needs of the protected person and the order of the court - but usually involves very significant decisions, including matters involving education, health care and housing.  Often times, if a conservator is not appointed by a court, the guardian is also responsible for the financial decisions of the protected person.  Regardless of the responsibilities involved, however, the guardian is always required to report to the court on an annual basis, and for this reason alone it is important for prospective guardians to have legitimate legal assistance from an attorney specializing in the law surrounding guardianship.

Whether you are an individual seeking to become a guardian for a protected person, or are a protected person who believes you are in need of a guardian, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling is here to help.  Contact our office today for a free consultation, and allow our expert attorneys to advise you further.



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.