When a married couple in Utah determines that their relationship is no longer viable, they must make a decision regarding how best to resolve the problem. Many spouses choose to divorce. It is definitely not a decision to make lightly, especially when children are involved.
Navigating the family justice system can be a stressful experience. However, there are several ideas that may be helpful to keep high levels of stress at bay. First, it is a good idea to have a plan in mind regarding one’s ultimate divorce-related goals. Thinking ahead as to whether you will seek shared custody or request sole legal or physical custody can help lay the groundwork for a future parenting plan.
You will also have to resolve issues regarding property division and, perhaps, child support or alimony as well. If you and your spouse are on good terms, you may be able to negotiate an agreement without going to court. You would then merely have to seek the court’s approval and obtain the final decree. If you’re unable to resolve a particular issue, litigation may be necessary.
Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates, LC, is fully equipped to provide effective guidance and strong support to Utah clients in need of divorce assistance. By relying on the skills, knowledge and advocacy of an experienced legal team, you can protect your rights and make sure your children’s best interests are a central focus of all proceedings. Whether an out-of-court settlement is your ultimate goal or you are in need of aggressive litigation support, you can take the first step toward accomplishing your plan by scheduling an appointment to discuss your situation.