801.377.1900

Janet Petersen

Family Law - Appeals - Mediation

Janet Petersen

Family Law - Appeals - Mediation

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801.377.1900

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Biography

Janet Peterson has been an attorney and mediator in the Provo area since 2000.  Her practice focuses on family law, including divorce, divorce modification, paternity, custody, child support, guardianship, step-parent adoption, parental rights, and appellate work. She served as a child advocate for the Children’s Justice Center and as a law clerk for the Provo Office of the Guardian ad Litem. She interned with the Honorable Dee Benson in the U.S. Federal District Court of Utah and clerked for the Honorable Steven L. Hansen in the Fourth District Court.

Janet has also taught legal writing at Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School since 2000 and has presented at national, regional, and local legal writing and CLE conferences. She published “The Appointment of Special Masters in High Conflict Divorces,” Utah Bar Journal, Sept. 2002, and she currently serves on the Model Utah Criminal Jury Instructions subcommittee.  She and her husband have resided in the Provo area since 1987 where they have enjoyed the adventure of raising 11 children in a “yours, mine, and ours” family. Janet served many years on the Board of the Utah County Food and Care Coalition, and she enjoys biking, running, making wedding cakes, and playing piano.

Education

  J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University