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Be Prepared: High asset divorces often take longer

Like many others in Utah, you never dreamed your marriage would one day end in divorce. You had the best of intentions to stay married for the rest of your life. Then, life threw a few major curveballs your way and your relationship did not withstand them. You have high hopes that your children will be able to adapt to their new lifestyle as well as possible. In fact, you and your spouse are likeminded concerning their upbringing, so you don't expect parenting-related matters too cause much trouble in proceedings. 

Avoid sabotaging your own interests in your divorce

Divorce is an incredibly difficult process for both parties, even if you and your soon-to-be ex are committed to remaining amicable and cooperative. The process of legally ending a marriage is full of difficult decisions that will impact your life for years to come. The stress and emotional challenges of walking through this process can lead to high levels of stress, which could affect your perspective as you face important choices. 

Are your assets disappearing right before your pre-divorce eyes?

You worked long and hard to build a successful lifestyle in Utah. When your spouse filed for divorce, you were disappointed but not surprised. You really just wanted to get through the process and move on, without letting it ruin your life. You were, of course, concerned about your children's best interests but confident you'd both work out an agreeable plan. Then, you began to suspect another problem — hidden assets.

Preparing for the division of retirement and investment accounts

An unfortunate reality is that not every marriage ends with happily ever after. For some people, four out of every ten, according to one statistic, their partnership will end with a divorce. While each ending gives a person a chance to move on to bigger and better things, there are some matters that you will most likely need to handle during the divorce process that could be critical to your financial future.

Your high-asset divorce could be a high-conflict divorce

There are many factors that could make the process of ending your Utah divorce complicated, including assets and finances. In many cases, a high-asset divorce is a high-conflict divorce, but that does not mean that you cannot effectively prepare and protect your interests. Preparation for a high-asset divorce is extremely useful, as is a complete understanding of your property rights.

Protect your business interests with a prenuptial agreement

There are some things in life that mark a new era -- the beginning of a new relationship, a new business venture, marriage and even divorce. While these can all be exciting and bring different opportunities to the table, you should be certain to protect yourself when necessary.

4 tips for handling a custody evaluation

Like any Utah parent, your children mean the world to you. As you go through a divorce, you may worry about how the situation will impact your children and what hoops you may have to jump through when it comes to making child custody decisions. If you and the other parent can still get along amicably, the decision-making process may not present too many difficulties. However, if the court will have more of a say in the matter, you may have concerns about possible outcomes.

Should you consider a prenuptial agreement?

No one gets married thinking that it will ultimately end in divorce. For this reason, many Utah couples fail to think about how to protect their interests in case this happens. It may not seem romantic, but it can be advantageous to consider the benefits of drafting a prenuptial agreement. 

Life changes, so modifying your divorce decree might be necessary

Going through a divorce can understandably be one of the most difficult experiences you can have in life. After all, divorce is about untangling intertwined emotions just as much as it is about untangling finances. Both processes can be immensely painful to navigate.

The rise in infidelity leads to more gray divorces

The impact of infidelity can be deep and long-lasting. When you suspect that your spouse is cheating, the feelings of betrayal may affect many areas of your life. You may feel that your home, your privacy and your trust have been violated. You may doubt your self-worth.

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