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Melvin Cook Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney
Social Security Disability Attorney

Social Security Disability Lawyer

You should not expect to file a disability claim today and have a check in the mail tomorrow. The process may be long, but I am with you every step of the way. For Social Security and Disability in Utah, contact the Law Office of Mel A. Cook at 801.746.5075 or online to schedule your free consultation. Hablo Español.

Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Lawyer

For more than 13 years, I have been in family courts throughout Utah helping connect my clients with the legal services they need. I opened the Law Office of Mel A. Cook to better serve my clients by providing centralized access to the legal services that Utah families so often need. I look forward to putting both my law degree and MBA to work for you.

Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Lawyer

At the Law Office of Mel A. Cook, I use my law and MBA education to your benefit. I understand that you may be facing severe physical and financial losses. The insurance companies want to pay as little as possible to settle your claim, and they look for loopholes to deny your claim altogether. I promise to fight to close these loopholes and seek fair compensation for you and your family.

A SALT LAKE CITY DIVORCE & SOCIAL SECURITY LAWYER WHO IS ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE

Serving families in Utah since 2003


The Law Office of Mel A. Cook represents individuals throughout Utah in many important matters, including family law, disability claims and personal injury. I live in Utah, I went to school in Utah, and I know how important these matters are to Utah families. You will never doubt that I am giving you my best effort every time I prepare paperwork or walk into a courtroom on your behalf.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT | SANDY, UT

LEGAL SERVICES


At the Law Office of Mel A. Cook, I understand that the first step toward a successful professional relationship is to listen to and acknowledge your needs.
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NO-FAULT DIVORCE

Utah Code Section 30-30-5 allows the court to consider fault in the breakup of the marriage as a factor in awarding alimony. For example, if the husband had an affair, that may be used a basis for a larger alimony award.

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CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is not designed to be a burden on anyone or a weapon in court. Child support helps you give a better lifestyle to your children, which is what all parents ultimately want for them.

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NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Despite any misgivings they may have, my clients are wise to consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. The advantages simply outweigh the disadvantages.

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SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME

I understand how the system works, what questions hearing officers like to ask and what answers hearing officers like to hear. I take as much time as needed to prepare your case and make an effective presentation at the hearing and any appeals.

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ADOPTIONS & GUARDIANSHIPS

I can help perform a stepparent adoption, agency adoption or foreign adoption. I can also assist with any guardianship issues you may have with any minor child.

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PATERNITY

Paternity gives fathers the opportunity to take responsibility for their children, forge a relationship with them and be involved in important decisions. I can help you establish legal paternity and thus protect your rights as a father.

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DISABLED CHILDREN

For more than 10 years, I have helped ease the financial burden on Utah families so they can concentrate on giving their children all the attention they need.

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WORKERS COMPENSATION

Utah workers cannot sue their employers outside of workers compensation for personal injury or negligence. However, if you can show intentional or egregious conduct, some courts may allow it.

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CHILD CUSTODY & PARENT TIME

The right child custody arrangement can give your family the stability it needs in this transitional period. Schedule your free consultation with a Salt Lake City and Sandy, UT Parenting Time Lawyer.

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POST DIVORCE MODIFICATIONS

Even in a perfect world, court orders are sometimes overlooked or ignored. If a party falls behind on support or alimony payments or fails to follow the proper visitation procedure, I can file a motion to enforce the orders.

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SSDI CLAIMS & APPEALS

The bottom line is that if you or a loved one has any sort of disability that interferes with your daily routine, you should at least talk to a lawyer about obtaining government benefits, which may include both Social Security benefits and workers’ compensation benefits.

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PERSONAL INJURY

Many accidents have high costs, whether it is a motor vehicle collision, animal attack, or slip and fall accident or any other incident that causes injury. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to money for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Law Office of Mel A. Cook

Serving families in Utah since 2003


A SANDY & SALT LAKE CITY DIVORCE & SOCIAL SECURITY LAWYER WHO IS ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE
 PERSONAL ATTENTION
PERSONAL ATTENTION
Sandy, UT | Salt Lake City, UT
Many firms assign your case to a lower-level associate, or even a paralegal, almost as soon as you leave the office. I do not just supervise your case. I am personally involved in every aspect of it. When you talk to someone about your case, the chances are that person will be me.
MBA/ BUSINESS SCHOOL EDUCATION
MBA/ BUSINESS SCHOOL EDUCATION
Sandy, UT | Salt Lake City, UT
I worked hard to obtain my MBA. Those extra years in school taught me how to effectively resolve financial issues that other lawyers may not even notice in the first place.
OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE
OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE
Sandy, UT | Salt Lake City, UT
I know the law and how to make the law work for you, but I am also friendly and accessible so I can connect with you and your family.
KNOWLEDGE OF MULTILEVEL DIVORCE ISSUES
KNOWLEDGE OF MULTILEVEL DIVORCE ISSUES
Sandy, UT | Salt Lake City, UT
Divorce involves so much more than a wife and husband and maybe a child or two. It also involves complex personal and financial relationships that extend well beyond the couple and the numbers on their income tax return. There is a bigger picture, and I never lose sight of that bigger picture.
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