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Our attorneys at Adair Evans are client focused family law attorneys who are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for their clients in divorce, divorce modification, custody, alimony, child support, and other family law matters. Our attorneys at Adair Evans are skilled and respected leaders in the Utah legal community who use their skills for the benefit of their clients.

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A respected statewide family law firm

Our attorneys at Adair Evans are respected leaders in the legal community. The founding partners, Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans, formed Adair Evans to provide their clients with expertise in a responsive and accessible small firm environment. Douglas Adair is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Doug is a current member (and past-president)  of the executive committee of the family law section of the Utah State Bar. Taryn N. Evans was a shareholder at what was one of Utah’s largest and most respected law firms, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough PC. In that role, Taryn N. Evans handled a number of complex litigation matters, dealing with family law, probate litigation, commercial litigation, and other litigation matters. Taryn uses her litigation and negotiation skills for the benefit of her family law clients.

Our Mission

The mission of Adair Evans is to achieve the best possible results for our family law clients through the most direct and most effective legal avenues. Further, our attorneys are dedicated to representing their clients zealously, ethically, honestly, and in a caring manner.

Our History

Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans have 40 years of combined legal experience and have practiced in various courts and jurisdiction across the State of Utah. While our attorneys practice family law statewide, they have a heavy practice concentration along the Wasatch Front area, including in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, and Utah counties. They chose to establish their Firm at a convenient location in the heart of Salt Lake City for the convenience of their Utah state-wide clients.

Our Vision

Our vision at Adair Evans is to be a premier family law firm in the State of Utah through providing high quality legal services and maximum value to clients. Our attorneys believe every human life is important and that each client’s case is unique and important. Our attorneys treat their clients with the care, respect, and customized approach their clients deserve.

Our Practice Areas

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Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans handle a full range of divorce cases that deal with custody, child support, alimony, and property division issues. Both believe that each client’s case is unique and each case deserves the customized approach and care the case demands.

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Parental Rights

Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans believe that parental rights are fundamental.  Both work to maximize and protect their clients’ rights in different proceedings,  including in divorce actions, custody actions, parental termination actions and otherwise.

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Protective Order & Stalking Injunctions

Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans understand that protective orders and stalking injunctions can have a major impact on their clients’ lives and approach these cases with skill and care- whether seeking protective orders for clients or defending against the same.

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Alimony & Child Support

Alimony is an area in which Utah Courts have considerable discretion and the level of alimony paid to or by a client can have a significant impact on a client’s life. Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans have handled many alimony cases through all stages of divorce cases through trial.

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Complex Financial & Asset

Each marital estate to be divided during a divorce is uniquely challenging, but some cases can be more complex or involve more substantial assets.  Our attorneys have the sophisticated legal knowledge and experience to deal with complex financial and asset divorce cases.  These cases often deal with self-employed individuals, ownership in one or more business, asset and business valuations, and assets and investments located in other states or other countries.  Our attorneys have extensive experience working with experts in complex divorces, such as appraisers, vocational experts, forensic accountants, and business valuation experts.

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Complex Custody

Custody and parent time issues are unique because every adult, family, and child is unique. Douglas Adair and Taryn N. Evans fight hard to get the best possible physical and legal custody results for their clients. Both have handled contested custody matters at all stages of litigation, including prior to trial (including with temporary orders and enforcement of temporary orders), in mediation, through a trial, and in post-trial proceedings (including post-trial motions and appeals, petitions to modify final orders, relocation proceedings, and enforcement of final orders). As such, both of them have also dealt with many custody evaluators, guardian ad litems (attorneys for children), experts, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, the Utah Attorney General’s office, drug and alcohol testing facilities and services, private investigators, mediators, special masters, reunification therapists, family systems therapists, and high conflict co-parenting family therapists. Both attorneys are highly experienced in presenting their clients custody issues to Utah courts, in front of judges and commissioners.

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