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Financial planning may prevent issues leading to divorce

Marriage analysts have known for generations that money problems are the leading cause of disharmony in marriages. In fact, couples who struggle financially may find themselves arguing more until an impenetrable resentment gives them no choice but to divorce. An engaged Utah couple may feel it inappropriate to sully their romance with conversations about things as mundane as money, but marriage counselors believe there are certain financial facts every couple should know about each other before they take vows.

Divorce can cause stress to those in Utah

Ending a marriage is certainly challenging, as many in Utah would certainly agree. There are many issues to decide, often including child support, child custody, property division, alimony and more. In fact, divorce is one of the most demanding things that happen to many people, even in one of the mellowest states in the country.

Some jobs may increase chances of divorce

There are many things that can push a marriage to the breaking point. Financial stress, pressures from extended family, infidelity and health issues may all drive wedges between spouses. Not surprisingly, the demands of a spouse's job can also play a role in pushing a fragile marriage toward divorce before the spouses reach the age of 30. Utah couples may be interested in the results of a recent study showing the jobs that seem to place marriages at highest risk for divorce.

Considering sole child custody in a Utah divorce?

The standard used by Utah's family court judges when it comes to kids is to determine what is in their best interests. These days, many courts decide that giving parents joint custody of their children the most appropriate manner to meet that standard. Even though sole custody is not awarded as often anymore, it remains a viable child custody option when the ensuring the best interests of the children warrants it.

Video: The value of an experienced, knowledgeable divorce attorney

If you are getting divorced, chances are you will be going through some complicated situations for the very first time. You probably won't know what to expect, what questions to ask or what you deserve. However, you can work with an attorney who has the legal knowledge and familiarity with the process that you may not have.

Couples have decisions to make when it comes to child custody

When Utah parents end their relationships, they often spend a considerable amount of time, either together or separately, attempting to make the process less stressful and uncomfortable for their children. Carrying this sentiment into the divorce process could help keep the focus on doing what is best for them both now and post-divorce. When it comes to child custody, parents have numerous decisions to make.

Planning to file for divorce? Get prepared before filing

Whether Utah residents decide to end their marriages, have a suspicion that their spouses want to do so or are completely surprised by the request, certain steps should be taken before moving forward. One of the central issues in nearly every divorce is finances. Without the appropriate preparation, any attempt to divide the marital property fairly and equitably could be in vain.

VIDEO: Why is a trial needed in family law? | Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates

Many divorces settle before going to trial. Yet that doesn't mean that you should be scared of going to court. If the parties in a divorce are unable to resolve one or more issues, a trial is a time-tested way of finalizing the proceeding. 

Minimizing the impact of a divorce on retirement funds

After working for several years to build a retirement account, ending a marriage could result in a significant loss of funds. There could be ways to reduce the impact of those losses during the divorce process. Utah couples who are concerned about making up for the loss of a portion of their retirement accounts might benefit from the information below.

Avoid these mistakes when getting a divorce

No two families are the same, so the challenges facing each family when a marriage ends are unique. However, there are some commonalities among most divorces, whether here in Utah or elsewhere. People also make some common mistakes during the divorce process that could ultimately cost them dearly.

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