Divorce

5 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Divorce

Our attorneys have represented many clients going through a divorce. We know it is a tough process for many. Avoiding some mistakes can make your divorce go quicker and smoother, so you can swiftly make a transition to divorced life. Here are some of the top mistakes our clients should avoid making during their divorce: Not Listening to Advice If you have hired an attorney, listen to their guidance....

Why is my divorce taking so long?

Do you know that the average divorce process takes around 12 to 18 months? If you are in a divorce that has gone longer than 18 months, you may be wondering, "what's the hold up?" Our expert family law attorneys have compiled a list of the top reasons why divorce proceedings are extended, so you don't end up making these same mistakes. Not Knowing What You Want If you and your spouse meet to make...

Termination of Parental Rights

When getting a divorce a major concern is that of the welfare of minor children.  Their needs, health, happiness, benefit and well-being must be considered and put above other considerations.  After all, children cannot address these issues for themselves and we as parents and adults need to ensure children's needs are met and their welfare is protected.  What options do you have when you believe your...

Military Divorce Laws

Military members and their spouses can file for a divorce in many ways, including the state where the nonmilitary spouse resides, the state where the military member is stationed, or the state where the military member claims legal residency. Though military divorce follows the most common divorce procedures as civilians, there are some noticeable differences.  Active duty military is protected under...

Legal Separation or Divorce – What is Best for Me?

Did you know under Utah law you can file for a legal separation rather than an actual divorce?  Legal separations are different from divorce in that you remain married to your spouse.  Essentially, you will live apart from your spouse but will remain married under Utah law.  In Utah, legal separations also in effect for twelve (12) months or one (1) year from the date of your hearing or until one spouse...

I Got Served with Divorce Papers, What Now?

If you have been served with divorce papers, then you need to handle things seriously and make the right, smart decisions that will be in your best interest. Even if you're expecting a divorce, remember that the way that you respond can completely impact the outcome of your case. We know, dealing with divorce papers can be quite an overwhelming task to tackle at first. This is why we have compiled a list...

How you can Help Make your Divorce Easier

The last thing couples imagine when they are getting married is how things could end. The sad reality is that divorce is an authentic result of many relationships in Utah. If you find yourself in this back against the wall situation and are considering a divorce, allow us to give you some tips to consider to help make the divorce a bit easier.  Make a Budget The first thing that you should consider...

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Divorce — Part 1

Ending a marriage is complicated and can be challenging to understand, and you may have some serious questions about divorce.  This overwhelming process brings up many unknowns and uncertainties regarding divorce. Today, we are diving in and answering five of the most commonly asked questions about divorce. Please note, our answers are generally speaking and can vary from your case. Continue...

What is the Difference Between a Divorce Decree and Divorce Certificate?

It is easy for people getting divorced to confuse their divorce decree and divorce certificate. So, what is the difference between the two? Divorce is a complex process that comes with even more complicated jargon and confusing documents. Each divorce paper you are given serves a different purpose and can feel overwhelming. For example, you received a divorce decree from the court, but the court does...

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