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The Law Offices of Raymond Rounds
2650 Washington Boulevard, #102
Ogden UT 84401
Phone: (801) 621-4015
Fax: (801) 337-4006
E-mail: Contact Us

Practice Areas

Offering special expertise with:

Military, Family and Divorce LawPaternityTax LawCustodyBusiness OrganizationEstate PlanningJuvenile Law

Military, Family and Divorce Law

Family strife can be emotionally wrenching. You don't need legal entanglements to make it worse. Let us help make things go more smoothly in such family law matters as:

  • Divorce
  • Order/Decree Modifications
  • Custody/Support/Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Military Retirement Division/QDRO's
  • Multi-State Situations

Determining child custody and support in a divorce are some of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. In most divorce cases the court often considers ordering joint-custody (legal and physical), as this is considered to be in the best for the children. Our skilled family lawyers educate clients on factors used in determining custody, establishing visitation and parenting plans, how support amounts are calculated, and adjustments to custody arrangements or support amounts as lives change.

Particularly where one or more of the persons is, or has been, involved with the armed forces, we can help sort through the maze of federal government regulations to get you the best results regarding military retirement, pension benefits and health care. We welcome military clients. We think you will welcome our special insights on military law. When a child is in trouble with the law, no parent wants to face the juvenile court system alone. With our firm, the family can have an experienced juvenile law attorney on its side. From cases involving domestic violence to minor in possession of alcohol, we can help worried parents understand and protect their child's rights. Parents also need expert legal advice should they be faced with charges of neglect or abuse of their children by the government.

Paternity

In issues involving paternity, a parent, child or the state may seek to prove a man is the biological father of a child in order to determine or enforce custody and visitation rights, child support payments. Paternity actions can also provide a child with other legal advantages including inheritance rights, access to military dependent benefits, potential donors in heath care concerns and more. We can assist clients with paternity filings to protect their legal rights.

Custody

Custody may be one of the most difficult legal proceedings. Emotions of parents and extended family can be extremely high in this environment. Clients need above all-else an attorney with experience before the courts and judges in the area to get the most possible out of the conflict. This office has handled dozens of parent-time matters in Northern Utah, and Mr. Rounds has extensive practice and knowledge in multi-state, multi-jurisdictional custody situations. How words are interpreted, and what meaning a judge will give to a phrase is critical in orders and directives. This office will see to it that the correct result does not become merely a basis for more litigation.

Juvenile Law

Whether a child faces problems involving juvenile delinquency or the parents are accused in the juvenile system of abuse or neglect, determining how to resolve this type of serious family matter can be a frightening prospect for children and their parents. It is important to keep in mind that everyone in the family has rights that require protection. To learn more about Juvenile Law, please click here.

Tax Law

Dealing with the IRS can be a headache. Relieve your stress by consulting with us. Our extensive experience in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service will help you find a practical, sensible solution to your problems. We know the tax code and we know how to talk to IRS agents. Knowing the IRS regulations is an advantage in filing the right paperwork, making an offer of compromise, lifting a garnishment on wages, or removing a tax lien. Moreover, tax considerations are a key component of any type of financial planning. Take advantage of our tax expertise to get you out of trouble with the IRS, and/or to keep you from getting in tax trouble in the first place.

Business Organization

With our extensive experience in tax law, we can provide entrepreneurs with sound advice on how to organize a new business or reorganize or dissolve an existing business. We work with you so you understand your choices of organization, including:

  • Corporations
  • Subchapter S Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Non-profit Corporations
  • Sole Proprietorships

Doing the right paper work and follow-through is important. We help businesses to stay in business with our help on taxes, contracts, and collections. Non-profit corporations, for example, must be careful to do the steps required to maintain non-profit status.

Estate Planning

It's never too early or too late to begin to plan for the protection of your property and the prosperity of your loved ones. Everyone, especially couples with children (even adult children) and property, should have a comprehensive and flexible estate plan. We will work with you to design an estate plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Your will or trust may be out-of date, or inadequate. Perhaps the organization of your portfolio is keeping you from receiving or maximizing the Medicaid benefits you deserve. We can help. Whether it is a question of creating or modifying a will, trust, conservatorship, or arranging an asset transfer, we have the experience to get the job done properly.

With the proper estate planning, you can provide assets to the loved ones you choose, and make sure that your medical and long-term care needs are met. Knowing the rules can save you thousands of dollars and innumerable headaches.

We know how to structure transactions and plan for the maximum protection of assets. Even if you come to us without a prior plan and urgently need assistance protecting assets, we will aggressively and vigorously go to work for you.

If you have questions about how we can help you, contact us anytime.


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