Understanding The Divorce Process In Utah

Whether you are just beginning to think about the prospect of divorce in Utah, or are already entrenched in one, it is normal to have questions about the process. At Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates, our lawyers are there to assuage concerns and provide solid counsel as you navigate the divorce proceedings. With a proven record of success and high-quality service, Attorney Kristopher K. Greenwood is AV rated* by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating!

How To File For Divorce

The state of Utah offers both no-fault and fault-based options for the dissolution of marriage. For a no-fault divorce, which is typically faster and less expensive, you are able to cite irreconcilable differences or living apart for at least three years as valid grounds.

To file for fault-based divorce in Utah, your spouse must have committed:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion for more than one year
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Habitual intoxication
  • Inability to perform sexually
  • Neglect

Additionally, felony convictions and incurable insanity serve as grounds for fault-based filings.

What To Expect

All divorce cases are unique, but there are some general guidelines and expectations to keep in mind. Regardless of where the blame does or does not lie in your marriage, you can anticipate spending time making several important decisions about how to split assets, businesses and parental responsibilities with your spouse. If the two of you are able to reach agreements amicably, your divorce may be considered uncontested and may be resolved peacefully in meditation. If you cannot agree, your case is contested and goes to court. Once it goes to court, the judge will enter orders on the following (where applicable):

  • Alimony
  • Asset division
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Parenting time
  • Debt division
  • Business value, equity and division
  • Travel
  • etc.

Your case may also carry special considerations, especially if you and your spouse are business owners or have high net worth. Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates has helped countless professionals and business owners preserve and protect their assets.

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No matter what kind of legal issues and intricacies you and your family face, our skilled attorneys are there to help. Call us by phone at 801-317-8968 to arrange a free initial consultation or reach us online.

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