If you are considering filing for divorce, you should discuss your options with an experienced Utah divorce attorney. You are not required to hire an attorney to get a divorce, but divorce can be complicated and emotional, and an attorney can help you discover all your options.
So what exactly is divorce? Divorce is a legal ending of a marriage and all legal relationships between husband and wife that were the result of the marriage. Utah attorneys note that there are many grounds for divorce in Utah, including irreconcilable differences.
When filing for divorce, the following issues need to be resolved: child custody, child support, alimony, and division of property, debt and assets. A Utah divorce lawyer can help you resolve these issues in a fair and equitable manner. Additionally, there are residency requirements that you must meet before you can file for divorce in Utah.
Divorce is more complicated when there are minor children. If the divorcing couple has minor children together, they must attend divorce education classes before the divorce will be granted. Child custody and parent time must also be determined.
The divorcing couple may also have to attend mediation. However, until the judge signs the divorce decree, the couple is not divorced.
We understand that divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, and are willing to help move the process along as quickly and smoothly as possible. Talk to a lawyer today to get your divorce started off right.
The attorneys at Shumway Van & Hansen always offer free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information please continue to utilize www.shumwayvan.com, call us at (801) 478-8080, or stop by our offices in Salt Lake City which are located at 8 East Broadway, Suite 550.