People in Ogden who enjoy following celebrity marital dramas will be interested to know that the divorce between reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband, professional basketball player Kris Humphries, appears to be over. At least one news outlet is reporting that the former spouses, whose breakup just weeks after their made-for-TV wedding in 2011 made headlines, have negotiated a financial settlement.
"It's helpful to get married, if you want to get divorced." On the surface, this sentence seems obvious -- after all, you cannot get divorced in Utah unless you are married first. But the man who said this meant that cohabitation, or two unmarried adults living as a family with children, does not necessarily simplify things if the couple wants to split up. In the man's case, it actually made things more difficult that there is no divorce process for cohabiting couples.
When an Ogden couple gets a divorce, they generally must decide what to do with their home. If they rented a house or apartment, then the issue should be fairly simple to resolve. But for those who purchased a home during the marriage, the house is part of the marital property. In that situation, who gets to keep the house? Or should it be sold?
With emotions running high, deciding who gets to keep what can be one of the most stressful parts of the divorce process. When spouses have particular attachments to certain items or the assets are of high value, coming to agreements regarding the separation can be challenging.