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Travis R Marker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ogden, UT

4.7   12 reviews

About Travis

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After nearly ten years in the field of family law and fifteen years of mediation I have grown frustrated with the perpetual cycle.  On a regular basis I represented husbands or wives in their efforts to dissolve their marriages.  On rare occasions, because they come up rarely, I was asked to mediate with a couple that wanted to stay married.  In these rare cases when both partners to the marriage came to me to help resolve their marriages, it worked!  I celebrated the fact that the couple had survived the potential snare of believing ending their relationship would actually make life better.

 

I will clarify that there are cases in which divorce is unfortunately healthy for all parties involved, but in the vast majority of the cases I have worked with, which probably are in the hundreds, I am positive that the regular outcome was an enhanced status of instability, frustration, and perpetual conflict, which only increased, in some cases, when a new spouse or partner entered the picture.

 

This lead me to ask, "Why don't I help couples stay together?  Why don't I help families make it work?"  I realized that one person, would pay me thousands of dollars to end the marriage.  Why wasn't it likewise true that couples might pay thousands of dollars to fight for their marriage.  I will also end that thought with collaborative couples fighting for their marriage won't have to pay thousands of dollars.  They will learn how to approach conflict, reach agreements, set goals, and become effective partners in dispute resolution and a successful marriage.  

 

So, I am inviting you NOT to get divorced.  Call me!  I will work hard for your marriage.  You loved the person you married.  You may wonder if that person still exists.  You may doubt that they can ever change.  You may not care, but I'm telling you from experience that your life will not be generally better by ending this relationship.  I believe in marriage and believe individuals can work for the preservation of the institution of marriage.

 

I will willingly mediate the following issues for couples, even those who are divorced, already or who have not married but have children together:

 

Couple issues, i.e. staying married, preserving the relationship, affairs/adulty, etc.

Parent-time/Visitation Issues

Custody Disputes

Finanical/Budget disputes

Step-Parent/Step-family issues

Parenting Agreements, i.e. helping parents agree on parenting approaches

Parent/Child conflicts, i.e. conflicts between parents and children

Probate Disputes

Extended Family Disputes

Etc

 

Additionally, I will consult and mediate as a mentor.  I believe some parents don't understand how to personally engage in conflict, parenting, marriage, or partner relations.  I can help that individual learn to mediate family conflicts, negotiate with children or a spouse or partner.  I want to help you make it work!

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 07/29/2014
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Travis

Marker Law & Mediation
333 2nd Street, Suite 16
Ogden, UT, 84404

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Sherri | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, get the job done
Travis help me out with my divorce. He put my mind at ease about the process and what needed to be done and what to expect. Quick to respond via text/phone calls/email whenever questions or concerns would come up. I definitely would recommend his services. He's fair and works hard to get the best results. Thank You!
Posted by Chelsey | December 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Travis was by far the best attorney I've ever worked with he helped me with my divorce, protective order and criminal charges. he got me the best outcome possible in each case. He is on top of things so you dont have to keep calling and getting charged. when needed he replied to my texts, phone calls and emails right away. I highly recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by Ben | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!
Mr. Marker is an amazing attorney and has gone the extra mile for me in many situations. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Lora Allen | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelent attorney
Travis Marker handled the adoption of my son all while he was living in the St. George area while I lived in Ogden. He is always very respectful, responsible and most of all kind. I have referred him to many others.
Posted by Brian | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Travis was awesome in handling the adoption of two kids into our family. He is very professional and very efficient. He answered all of the questions that we had leading up to the adoption and made the process very simple.
Posted by Jared | December 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
High quality service, teacher mentality
Always prompt in communication, helping to understand options and what would be best long term. Fair charges and nothing hidden.
Posted by michael | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good guy
Very good lawyer.thanks for your help travis.
Posted by Cindy | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Travis helped me through a difficult divorce. He gave me excellent suggestions to get through the process. He did a great job. I would go to him again if a need arose.
Posted by Cristine | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient!
Travis Marker is wonderful to work with. I contacted him about what we needed. He set an appointment with me for as soon as possible. We met with him went over what we needed and he took care of everything in a very timely manner. So happy with his services and would highly recommend him!
Posted by Greg | April 22, 2014
Competent, Timely, Professional Attorney
Mr. Marker provided adoption legal services for us. He was very professional and knowledgeable. The process went smooth and quickly, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Posted by Steve | April 3, 2014
More than honest with integrity in his dealings and billings
Mr. Marker did his best in mediation with our case. He was fair in his dealings with my family. He handled criticism in an unbiased and professional way and my wife and I would recommend any person that is considering using his assistance. He was more than fair is his hours that he could have charged for all his time he spends. Thank you Mr. Marker for your honesty and integrity.
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Posted by Van | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avoid at all costs. Literally.
Avoid Travis at all costs. Following his professional advice has turned out to be the single most emotionally and financially devastating thing I have ever done. I've spent at least $40,000 trying to undo the damage he's done to my life and lives of my children. Because of him I will end up paying more than $50,000 in child support over the next 4 years. I started my divorce with 50/50 custody. When my ex moved out of town, he recommended split custody. I trusted him, and agreed. Because of that, my ex eventually moved out of state has taken my child, and there is nothing I can do about it. After the hearing in which the courts allowed my daughter to move, I was devastated. He advised me to not appeal the decision, so I didn't. I walked out of the court room only to see him laughing and joking with opposing counsel on the court steps. A few weeks later he called me into his office to discuss why I was so upset about my daughter moving 1,500 miles away. He said, and this is a direct quote, "Hey, AT LEAST SHE'S NOT DEAD". I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Every attorney I've spoken to since then is appalled by what he did to me. The story is much longer than this, but PLEASE listen. Avoid Travis. There are many excellent family lawyers out there, find someone else. Don't make the mistakes I did. I do not believe he is competent to practice law.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Marker Law & Mediation
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Bond University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Weber State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Smith
  • Settled without trial

Associations

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Chair ADR/Mediation Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Executive Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Parental Defense Alliance
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Chair Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Dad in the World
  • My family
  • 2005

Publications

  • Metaphor
  • Does He?
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • The Hobbit and the Quest for Civility and Professionalism
  • 2014
  • Salt Lake
  • The Value of Legal Services and the Wheel of things
  • 2014
  • Philadelphia
  • Lying and the Practice of Law
  • 2014
  • Las Vegas
  • It's A Wonderful Life and You Will Contribute a Verse
  • 2014
  • Atlanta
  • Long Day's Journey into Night: Addiction & the Law
  • 2014
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Prejudicial To the Administration of Justice
  • 2013
  • Milwaukee
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Representing Powerful Clients
  • 2013
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Lawyer as Public Citizen and Representative
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (42)
Endorse Travis
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had two challenging divorce cases in which Travis was opposing counsel. Travis was a diligent and effective advocate for his clients. I was especially impressed with his ability to promote discussion that helped work through many difficult legal and factual components of each case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"A great attorney that always puts the clients needs first. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis is a bright and conscientious attorney. I would retain him if I were to have need of an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis takes time to assist the general public in answering questions and offers sage advice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Travis is an honest and ethical attorney and I endorse him for anyone seeking a family law attorney or divorce mediator."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Travis Marker. If your in or near Ogden you want a consultation. Read his client reviews. A lawyer that cares about you, not lining his pockets."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Marker agrees with many of my posts which clearly reveals his sound judgment and breadth of legal knowledge. He appears to be passionate advocate on behalf of his clients. I would call him if I needed legal counsel anywhere near Ogden, UT."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Marker is a skilled and effective member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Marker is a dedicated and skillful attorney who gives thoughtful and insightful guidance in his Avvo answers. He is a valued member of the Avvo community who is generous in sharing his time and expertise by spending considerable time participating on this site. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Marker are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Travis Marker without reservation. After reviewing his postings on AVVO, it is clear that he is an excellent family lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis is a great attorney in all areas but he is especially knolwedgable in the areas of family law, mediation, and criminal defense. I highly recommend Travis to anyone needing a good attorney. He consistently displays solid and professional work. He has a great demeanor when working with clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Travis has been great. He is honest and always open to new ideas about how best to resolve the conflicts between the parties."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis is a very intelligent and competent lawyer and mediator. He is trustworthy and reasonable. You're in good hands with Travis on your side."
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