The goal of divorce is to dissolve your union of marriage to separate your life from your spouse’s life so you both can move forward. We understand divorce is one of the most difficult times in your life and our Utah divorce lawyers are here to help you get through with minimal conflict. We work with you to provide the best possible outcome for you and your child(ren).
Contact Wasatch Defense Attorneys when you are considering divorce. It is crucial that you seek immediate representation by an experienced, Utah divorce lawyer to examine your case and help determine your best legal options. For your FREE, no-obligation consultation give us a call at 801-845-3509 today.
Utah Divorce Laws
In the state of Utah, divorce is legally defined as a proceeding to end a marriage and all legal relationships between a husband and wife, with the exception of those specified in the divorce decree. The Utah Rules of Civil Procedure set forth the governing procedures for divorce cases. Listed here are the specific residency and filing requirements that must be met for individuals filing for divorce in Utah:
- Residency – For the court to accept your divorce case, you must be an actual, bona fide resident in the state of Utah for 3 or more months prior to filing. This requirement also applies to members of the armed forces who are not legal residents of Utah. The 90-day period will not apply in any case where both parties complete mandatory the divorcing parents mandatory educational course.
Uncontested and Contested Divorce in Utah
In order to reduce court time and expenses, we recommend that you work through issues, in mediation to avoid trial. Wasatch Defense Attorneys will help you and your spouse come to an agreement on as many issues as possible through mediation
Here are the two forms of divorce in Utah:
- Uncontested Divorce – When both parties come to an agreement prior to trial. No litigation is required for an uncontested divorce.
- Contested Divorce – When the parties involved do not come to an agreement on issues surrounding the divorce. A contested divorce is then taken before a judge who will make the final decisions.
Issues to Resolve During Mediation, Prior to Divorce
There are many issues that may need to be resolved prior to the trial date, including:
Divorcing Parents need to agree on:
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Paternity Issues
Division of Debt and Assets like:
- Retirement Benefits
Other Issues to Resolve:
- Protective Orders/Domestic Violence Issues
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Spousal Support, a.k.a. Alimony
Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney in Utah
The compassionate divorce attorneys at Wasatch Defense Attorneys understand that it is hard to make the decision to file for a divorce. Sometimes your decision comes from the realization that the good is outweighed by the bad. In any light, when you reach a breaking point in your marriage and choose to end the relationship, know that we are here to help. Call our experienced Utah divorce attorneys at 801.980.9965 to schedule your no-obligation consultation to protect your interests and protect your legal rights.