Cheating Spouses In Divorce
Infidelity is one of the most devastating betrayals in a marriage because it erodes the trust and confidence between the spouses. Adultery destroys families, which can be especially hard on children. For individuals with cheating spouses, their children are often their first concern. Individuals contemplating divorce in these circumstances frequently worry about how a spouse’s infidelity will affect them, their children and their finances.
Since 1999, the attorneys at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates have focused on representing the interests of individuals with cheating spouses in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Lehi. We have extensive experience in this area, appearing hundreds of times before the District Court commissioner and judges. We have solid trial experience litigating these issues.
If you are looking for guidance regarding what is at stake when dealing with a cheating spouse, contact our firm to arrange an appointment with one of our Utah divorce attorneys. Call us at (801) 475-8800.
Implications For Cheating Spouses In A Divorce
In Utah, when a couple files for divorce, the court will presume that the couple had some form of irreconcilable differences leading to the divorce if no other reason is given. If any party alleges some sort of fault on the other party, he or she must then prove that in court. While a cheating spouse basis may be established in court, it is not necessary for one spouse to allege infidelity as the grounds for divorce in order to affect the outcome.
Even if infidelity is not listed as the grounds for divorce, it may still impact the outcome of a divorce, including alimony, custody and parenting time. According to Utah code 30-3-5(8)(c), adultery may be a factor that is considered when determining alimony. For example, if the infidelity significantly depleted marital funds, then a court may look at the effect it had when determining alimony.
What You Can Expect
We understand that this is a difficult time, and we work hard to be sensitive to your issues. We will work closely with you to make sure we understand what your goals and objectives are in the divorce. We will then build your case and gather the supporting documentation.
When it comes to divorcing a spouse you suspect of infidelity, we do not hold back. Our lawyers are extremely aggressive when it comes to looking out for your interests. We will make sure we are always thoroughly prepared.
Part of our preparation is doing our homework to make sure we have gathered any evidence of infidelity. We utilize a variety of experts, including private investigators, forensic accountants, forensic CPAs and IT specialists. The work we do puts us in the offensive position and often enables us to save our clients money in the long run.
Working For You
It is always desirable to try and resolve issues outside of the courtroom, where we have to present each issue before a district court judge. Once presented with the evidence against them, the opposing party is often willing to settle.
The outcome of a divorce will have a significant impact on your future. When it comes to choosing an attorney, don’t take chances. Get help from one of the knowledgeable lawyers at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates. Call us at (801) 475-8800 or complete our online form to set up an appointment with one of our lawyers.