Trust Your Family Law Case to Capable and Compassionate Hands
Attorney Tonya L. Whipple and the team at Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. provide comprehensive legal services for family law clients throughout Utah. Our main office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but we offer evening and weekend appointments when needed. Our main office is located near the Murray Central Trax station. Tonya also practices at our family-friendly Sanpete County office and is happy to meet in Mount Pleasant if that is more convenient for you.
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Counseling families throughout Utah since 1944

Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. has extensive experience with divorce, child custody, alimony, and other family law disputes. As you navigate these often-sensitive areas, you need an experienced and knowledgable attorney like Tonya L. Whipple by your side. At every step in the process she keeps you informed of the status of your case, and makes sure you always know what to expect.

We offer legal services in the following areas
Contested and uncontested divorces

Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. facilitates the divorce process for couples throughout Utah, whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. Uncontested divorces are less costly and quicker, but the couple must agree to all the terms of their divorce, including spousal support. Uncontested divorces are common in:

  • A relatively short marriage
  • A marriage with little accumulation of asset and liabilities
  • A marriage governed by an enforceable prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
  • Marriages with no children


Child support and custody

Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. assists parents in the initial custody determination or when modifying an existing custody order. We also help you pursue a child support or visitation order or enforce an existing order.

Alimony and asset division

Under Utah law, courts consider a number of factors when dividing assets and deciding whether alimony is appropriate. When we meet with you, we explore every avenue for gathering evidence in support of your claim and give you an idea of what to expect when you go to court. Our divorce lawyers are experienced in the family courts throughout Utah.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. drafts prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements and helps enforce them. We understand the sensitivity of this issue, as well as the need to protect your assets.

Domestic violence restraining orders

Our compassionate family law attorney Tonya Whipple helps victims of domestic violence obtain a restraining order, sometimes referred to as a protective order. We take every step necessary to ensure your safety. When there's a risk of domestic violence, a restraining order can give you peace of mind. Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. is the law firm that works for you

Adoptions in Utah

The attorneys at Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. have helped families throughout Utah with all types of adoptions since 1944. We guide you through the process from beginning to end. Adoptions are one of our favorite areas of practice.