There are several issues spouses must resolve during the divorce process before they can successfully dissolve their marriage. If you can reach an agreement on some of these issues, it can potentially save time in court.
Some of the key issues you must address include:
When it comes to matters involving children, the court bases its decisions on their best interests. Our divorce lawyer is particularly skilled in handling these sensitive matters and will ensure you receive the best possible results for you and your family.
Many states fall into one of two categories when it comes to accepting grounds for divorce: fault-based or no-fault.
In a fault-based divorce, one party alleges the other committed a specific action (like adultery) that makes the marriage untenable. In a no-fault divorce, the party filing for divorce simply cites "irreconcilable differences" as grounds for the divorce.
Unlike many states, Utah allows residents to file for both fault-based and no-fault divorce. Grounds for divorce in Utah include:
Whether a divorce is fault-based or no-fault can play a role in the divorce process. If a party alleges fault, the court will expect them to provide evidence of said fault in court. Additionally, the court may make adjust its judgment depending on the kind of fault committed.
The divorce process in Utah is fairly straightforward. However, whether you intend to file for a contested or uncontested divorce plays a large role in the divorce process.
If you and your spouse agree on every key issue, such as child custody and property division, you will have an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce is ideal for couples with less complex finances and require less time and fewer legal fees.
If you want to file for a contested divorce, the process typically looks like this:
If a contested divorce becomes uncontested through mediation or negotiation, the parties can file a Motion for Temporary Order. At this time, they can then file a Stipulation together, transitioning into an uncontested divorce and preventing the trial process from occurring.
It's important to remember that the details of every divorce are different. You should always consult your divorce attorney before making decisions during the divorce process.
Divorce is rarely an easy experience for anyone, but with the right legal guidance on your side, you can get through it and move onto the next chapter of your life. At Full Circle Family Law in Salt Lake City, our family law team is committed to helping clients navigate the most emotionally challenging process they will likely ever face.
We understand how overwhelming this situation can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing personalized legal solutions to help you meet your needs and achieve your goals. Given how much is at stake, you should not attempt to field your way through this on your own. Our team is prepared to help.
Our legal team at Full Circle Family Law is eager to help you. Call us at (801) 810-7830 to set up a confidential 30-minute consultation with our trusted attorney.