According to recent data, Utah has one of the highest divorce rates in the country.
Utah’s rate of divorce among women, when compared with 1,000 married people, is 9.4%, tying it for 7th among all the states in the country. A couple of Utah’s neighboring states also had high divorce rates that hovered just above or below 10%.
Overall, the rate of divorces in the United States has been falling over the last several years. On the other hand, the rate of people who are getting married also continues to decline.
These statistics suggest that many people may run into marital difficulties that end in divorce. Many of these divorces will be complicated and contentious. This is especially likely when a couple has a lot of wealth between the two of them, or when one or both spouses earn a lot of income.
Custody and parent-time disputes within a divorce can also be difficult to resolve and may require court intervention.
Someone going through a divorce will need to understand several areas of the law. They will, for example, want to understand how a Utah judge will divide property between a divorcing couple well enough to make appropriate financial plans for their future.
Those who have minor children will also want to be sure that these children are properly protected and provided for through parent-time orders and child support.
It will also be important for those who face the difficulty of divorce to have someone who can help them prepare and support their positions whether in negotiation, mediation, or at trial.