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Jason F. Barnes

Jason F. Barnes

The Law Offices of Jason F. Barnes, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation...
  • Utah
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The Law Offices of Jason F. Barnes, P.C. (also d.b.a. The Adoption Law Firm) is located in Utah, and provide a wide range of legal services. When you start the process, you will have many questions, some of which should only be answered by an attorney. The Law Offices of Jason F. Barnes, P.C. provides a comfortable yet professional atmosphere, meeting personally with each client, promptly addressing questions and concerns, and striving to make the process as smooth and as stress-free as possible. ============================================================ Get help quickly and get the job done right the first time! Highly focused and experienced in the areas of: 1. Family law and divorce- all aspects of, including: a. Divorce, Separate, Annulment b. Guardianship c. Paternity, custody, child support, visitation d. Alimony e. Property division f. Retirement division (QDROs, government, military and private retirements) g. Modifications to decrees and orders of the court 2. Adoptions, all aspects of (d.b.a. "The Adoption Law Firm"; Jason F. Barnes was president of the Utah Adoption Council in 2009-2010). 3. Mediation services in family law and other areas (Jason F. Barnes is a Court Rostered Mediator and also a Court Rostered Domestic Mediator). 4. Business- formation, succession planning and transactions. HOURS: - Monday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Saturday closed - Sunday closed

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Mediation Services
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Depending upon the type of case. Call for details.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
ADR Court Rostered Mediator
Utah State Court
Current
Jason F. Barnes is qualified by the Utah State Courts to perform mediation and is specifically qualified on the ADR Court Roster to provide Divorce Mediation.
President
Utah Adoption Council, A Non-Profit Organization
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President Elect 2008-2009 and Adviser to President 2010-2011
President and Director
Legal Research Services, A Non-Profit Organization
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Legal Research Assistant
University of Wyoming, College of Law
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Research assistant to Law Professor Arthur R. Gaudio.
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law
J.D. / Family law, Business, Taxation, and Bankruptcy (2002)
University of Utah
B.S. / Business, Finance with an emphasis in investing (1997)
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 09425
Member
Current
Utah Council on Conflict Resolution
Member
Current
Davis County Bar Association
Member
Current
Weber County Bar Assocaition
Member
Current
Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar
Member
Current
Utah Adoption Council
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Determining the Appropriate Fair Market Value
Utah State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. adoption
A: Your question, although seemingly simple, is very complicated and requires a lot more facts and analysis. If you would like, I would be happy to speak with you by phone if you would like to call my assistant and schedule up a phone consultation, or you can come and meet with me. The consult would be free. Jason F. Barnes 801-546-3874
Q. How do I adopt my former step-son (Kevin), who is now an adult?
A: Actually, the problem you have here in Utah, at the present moment (the buzz on the streets right now is that this might be changed next year) is that where you and his mother are divorced, when you adopt Kevin it will terminate his mother legal relationship with him. Here is the statute (see #1 and 3). 78B-6-138. Pre-existing parent's rights and duties dissolved. (1) A pre-existing parent of an adopted child is released from all parental duties toward and all responsibilities for the adopted child, including residual rights, and has no further rights with regard to that child at the earlier of: (a) the time the pre-existing parent's parental rights are terminated; or (b) except as provided in Subsection (2), and subject to Subsection (3), the time the final decree of adoption is entered. (2) The rights and duties of a pre-existing parent described in Subsection (1) who, at the time the child is adopted, is lawfully married to the person adopting the child are not released or terminated under Subsection (1)(b). (3) The rights and duties of a pre-existing parent described in Subsection (1) who, at the time the child is adopted, is not lawfully married to the person adopting the child are terminated as provided in Subsection (1)(b).
Q. Will it be easy to have my husband adopt my kids?
A: You can represent yourself in any court matter, the question is, do you know what you are doing? Adoption law is very complex, and this will be especially true for the facts you have provided. We offer free consultations and I suggest that you contact our office to at least get the details as they relate to your specific facts. Jason F. Barnes, The Adoption Law Firm.
Q. My husband and I have been asked by his first cousin to adopt her baby that is due in April. She lives in another state.
A: I realize that this has already happened, but for future viewers, you most likely have to comply with the ICPC laws and obtain ICPC approval from both states' compact administrators. Private direct placement adoptions are very complex and require an attorney who knows what he/she is doing in order to ensure that there are no problems now or in the future.
Q. I have full custody of our four children, and my x husband has parent time. i would like to relocate out of state
A: The question is very fact dependent. I suggest that you call my office 801-546-3874 so we can discuss this matter in detail. Because of the nature of the question, any attorney you talk with about this will have to make sure that they do not have a conflict of interest.
Q. Do I have to have a lawyer to find my birthparents if it's a closed adoption?
A: The short answer to your question is no, you can represent yourself in any legal matter. However, the question you should have asked is, can an attorney help me find my birthparents if it was a closed adoption? The answer is, probably not.
Q. My divorce was final in September 2012. My ex-husband is now breaking our verbal agreement. What can I do?
A: It depends entirely upon the facts and circumstances. You are welcome to call my office to discuss the matter in further detail assuming we do not have any conflicts with the parties.
Q. In Utah, how do I adopt my wife's 3-year-old who has been under my care for 2 yrs? Biological father has done nothing since child was 6-months-old
A: The question is very fact dependent. I suggest that you call my office so we can discuss this matter in detail. Because of the nature of the question, I will have to make sure that I do not have conflict of interest.
Q. Can I stop my ex-wife from taking our children to a foreign country
A: The question is very fact dependent. I suggest that you call my office so we can discuss this matter in detail. Because of the nature of the question, I will have to make sure that I do not have conflict of interest.
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47 North Main Street, Ste. 2
Kaysville, UT 84037
USA
Telephone: (801) 546-3874