View Our Practice Areas

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.

First, it is not always a good idea to immediately move out of the marital home. Doing so could cause repercussions when it comes to dividing assets and negotiating a child custody agreement. Consider the options carefully before making any decisions. Of course, in some situations, moving out is the only safe and logical choice, but if the option is available, take time to think it through.

When it comes to Utah couples with children, they need to keep the best interests of the children at the forefront of the proceedings. The marriage might be over, but the parties' relationship as parents will not end with the divorce. It would be beneficial to find some way to work together as parents despite the end of the marriage. The fact is that most people would acknowledge that the other party is a good parent, albeit begrudgingly.

Couples would also benefit from attempting to keep their divorce as friendly as possible, especially if children are involved. The extra time, money and effort needed for a contentious divorce does not allow either party to walk away a winner. Besides, the process should be more about reaching a fair and equitable settlement that satisfies both parties and gives each of the a chance at a secure future. No one would require the parties to be "friends," but being able to put aside the emotional aspects of the divorce and focus on the future only serves everyone involved.

Source: goodmenproject.com, "Divorce Tips for Men", Ericka Murray, April 13, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Testimonials

  • I can’t speak highly enough of Kris and his team. I was always kept informed and educated on my options and potential outcomes. Kris was so professional and helped me feel at ease through a very difficult and emotional process. His expertise is second to none and you truly feel as though you’re in the best hands. Thanks for everything Kris, I consider you a great friend!Read more...

    — Tyler H.
  • Rand Lunceford was my attorney and he did a great job for me. Was always very quick to return phone calls and texts. Gave me court reminders the day before. And did a great job. when it was all said and done I was extremely impressed with Mr. Lunceford and their firm. Read more...

    — Brittany U.
  • Brian attended mediation with us today and he was a rockstar. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. I don't know what we would have done without his well-informed counsel and the way he stood up for us. He maintained a calm and authoritative demeanor, even in the presence of the 4 other attorneys on the other "sides". We will be recommending him to anyone who needs a family law attorney, and we'll be choosing him if we ever need one again! Read more...

    — Tawny A.

Speak with an experienced lawyer.

If you need help with a divorce, family law issue, DUI or criminal defense, complex civil litigation, or real estate matter, we are here for you. To schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated attorneys call us at (801) 475-8800.

Email Us For A Response

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Ogden Office
195 25th Street
Suite 304
Ogden, UT 84401

Phone: 801-475-8800
Fax: 801-475-9800
Map to Ogden Office

Park City Office
136 Heber Avenue
Suite 205
Park City, UT 84060

Phone: 435-655-3680
Map to Park City Office

Lehi Office
3450 N. Triumph Blvd.
Suite 102-161
Lehi, UT 84043

Phone: 801-753-5650
Map to Lehi Office

Salt Lake City Office
299 South Main
Suite 1300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-317-8968
Phone: 801-534-4410
Map to Salt Lake City Office