Divorce

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...

How to Dress for Divorce Court

As superficial as it may seem, how your dress for divorce court matters, and there are unspoken norms to follow. While judging a book by its cover — or being judged on what you wear to your hearing — might seem shallow, it is the way things are. What you choose to wear and how you look can impact the proceedings. Before you get ready for your court date, make sure to read the following to ensure you...

5 Positive Lessons To Learn From Divorce

More often than not, divorce is a difficult and stressful process, but there are many lessons to learn from divorce that can help you recover fast.   It is often accompanied by significant life changes and transitions, on top of overwhelming emotions. Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most serious and painful challenges one faces in life. However, with these hard times come many priceless and...

Utah and Grounds for Divorce

When one party files for divorce, they must provide the court with grounds for divorce, further complicating this already stressful process. There are many reasons for divorce; however, the cause must come down to whether the courts consider it an adequate reason. In other words, you must show the court that your marriage has irreversibly broken down and that you require a divorce. Continue reading...

Infidelity and Divorce

When a couple first gets married, they don’t foresee infidelity and divorce in their futures; sadly, sometimes divorce is their best option. Infidelity is one of the more painful and devastating forms of betrayal in a marriage. The trust and bond between spouses often diminish when one spouse is unfaithful, and recovering from these situations is a complicated and upsetting battle. For many, it is not...

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