Divorce FAQs

Divorce FAQs

Utah Divorce Law Firm – Utah Family Law Attorney

Going through a divorce is very difficult.  We can help you with empathetic and caring service.  Contact us at 888.337.3235 or 801.413.1753 or email us to find out how we can help you through your divorce.  Below we include the answers to several basic questions which most people in your situation face.

What is Divorce Mediation?

In Utah, if any aspect of the divorce is being contested, the parties are required to attend at least one divorce mediation meeting. Divorce mediation is the process of taking your divorce issues to a third party mediator who assists the parties in reaching an agreement.

What is the difference between an Annulment and a Divorce?

An annulment declares the marriage void and dissolves the marital relationship. An annulment legally treats the marriage as if it never happened. A divorce does not declare the marriage as being void but terminates the marriage.

What is difference between Sole Legal Custody and Sole Physical Custody?

Legal Custody refers to the decision making authority of each of the parent. Physical Custody is defined by the number of overnights the children spend in each home each year. There are four main types of custody.

How is child support calculated in Utah?

Child Support in Utah is calculated by the court based on statutory guidelines. If we know your financial information and the financial information of your spouse, we can help you determine how much your monthly child support payments should be. We can calculate an estimated child support payment and represent you in your proceedings to determine child support with the court and with the Office of Recovery Services.

Can I get alimony if I am the husband?

Either party may request and be granted alimony. Regardless of gender, alimony may be ordered on a temporary basis, pending trial, as well as for a longer period after entry of a divorce decree.

Who gets the house in a divorce?

A Utah court will divide a marital home in a divorce based on what is equitable.

Can I prevent my spouse from divorcing me?

There is no legal way to prevent a spouse from obtaining a divorce in Utah. If one spouse wants a divorce and the other does not, the court will still enter a divorce decree, the parties do not have to be in agreement on the decision to divorce.

How much is a divorce going to cost me?

We offer fixed fees and payment plans for many of our clients. For more information see our FAQ page on our fees, costs, and payments, or talk to an attorney today.