Amy L Martz, JD, MPA, MEd

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  • Education Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Parent Time
  • Mediation Support
  • Decree Enforcement

(801) 231-0286

Hello! I'm Amy

STUDENT     PARENT     TEACHER     PRINCIPAL     ATTORNEY     PGAL

EDUCATION LAW

Do you need help navigating your child through a public or

charter school?  Do you feel like no one is helping?

As a veteran teacher and principal in the Utah public schools for more than 24 years, I know my way around school systems.

I have been a student in higher education for ten years.  

I am the parent of three school-aged children.  

I am a Utah attorney specializing in Education.

I can help.

DIVORCE

Have you decided to end your marriage?

Has your spouse asked for a divorce?  

Divorce is a lonely and stressful process.  I can lead you through it with an organized plan, frequent updates, and

"pay-as-you-go" options. I will try to minimize conflict and

will always have your children's best interest in mind.  

I am a Utah divorce attorney. 

I can help.

PRIVATE GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Custody and parent-time decisions can bring intense feelings and can be overwhelming.

After being assigned by the Court,

I interact with the whole family,

I learn the child's desires and concerns, and 

represent the child's best interests.

I am a Utah PGAL attorney.

I can help.

CUSTODY & PARENT TIME

Do you need a new parent time schedule?

Is your ex making it hard to see your kids?

With an organized plan, frequent updates,

and "pay-as-you-go" options,

I can help you modify your Parenting Plan

and build calendars to make transitions smoother.

I am a Utah family law attorney.

I can help.

 
EDUCATION
2012-2015

Juris Doctor

LAW SCHOOL

I went to law school to advocate for public education in Utah.  Utah ranks 50th in the nation for K-12 per pupil education funding.  During law school, I participated in the Public Policy Clinic, studying and lecturing on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

2013-2015

Master's Degree

MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

To better understand the functions in government, I obtained a degree in public administration.  This broadened my knowledge of human resources, ethics, nonprofit organizations, budgeting,  finance, research, and social justice leadership.

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS

Seeking to continue to grow as an educator, I took the rigorous National Board assessment for teachers.  Certifying in 2008, I recently renewed, and will be certified until 2029.  

2008 - 2029

Specialized Certification

2000-2001

Master's Degree

MASTERS OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Feeling the desire to improve education from within, I sought a degree to become a school administrator.  I served in the schools for 13 years as a principal.  

1988-1994

Bachelor's Degree

BACHELORS OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

It was natural that I studied education, as I have always found children highly entertaining.  I teach with respect and preserve the dignity of each child.

COMMUNICATING

Do you need help explaining your child's needs to school staff?  Do you struggle to understand the terms used in meetings?  

I have led and attended hundreds of problem solving and IEP meetings!  I can get people talking, make sure you are listened to, and guarantee that you will understand.

SOLVING PROBLEMS AT HOME AND SCHOOL

I believe in a child's ability to succeed.  As a National Board Certified Teacher, I create interventions, design home notes, adapt assignments, & analyze discipline plans.  In custody disputes, I bring ideas that have worked for many other families.  I am calm, hopeful, and determined to help kids.  

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
Does your child need a voice in the divorce process?  Do you want the court have more information to make custody and parent-time decisions?  I connect well with and listen to children.  I look for the good intentions of each parent.  My role is to recommend to the court the best arrangement to keep your child safe and happy.
EXPERTISE