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These cases arose from the marriage dissolution of Charles Dahl and Kim Dahl. Kim appealed the Divorce action, alleging several claims of error, and also brought a separate action against certain defendants seeking a share of the assets of the Dahl Family Irrevocable Trust, which she claimed were marital property. The Supreme Court consolidated the two cases and remanded for further proceedings because the Trust should have been joined as a party to the Divorce action. The Court further held (1) as to the Trust, Utah law applies, the Trust is revocable as a matter of law, and Kim is entitled to withdraw her share of the marital property she contributed to the Trust as a settlor; and (2) in the Divorce action, the district court judge was not biased against Kim, the district court did not abuse its discretion in its evidentiary rulings or in declining to award Kim alimony, the judgment pertaining to the division of the marital property is affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part, the district court did not abuse its discretion when it awarded Charles sole legal and physical custody of the parties’ children, and the court did not err in not ordering Charles to pay Kim’s attorney fees.