Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in Utah
Many clients call Salcido Law Firm with questions on how to complete a divorce if there is nothing the parties are fighting over. We call this a Utah uncontested divorce and have helped numerous individuals through this not so easy process. There are a substantial amount of people in this state that choose to pursue ending their marriage without the help of an attorney. Likewise, there are a lot of people who later find they made mistakes in their divorce that could have been avoided all together had they at least sough the counsel of a competent legal adviser. In fact, a large number of our clients are individuals seeking to modify their divorce decree following a pro se divorce.
At Salcido Law Firm, you can speak with a Utah Uncontested Divorce Lawyer in our office at no cost to you. This blog was written to provide information to those considering divorcing without a lawyer.
Succeed in an Utah uncontested divorce
The steps to succeeding in a Utah uncontested divorce are straight forward. First, every person should talk with a Utah family law attorney to get insight into the specific issues they face from their marriage and pending divorce. Many people don’t realize the numerous issues that can arise even in a divorce in which the parties agree. You want to make sure the divorce is done correctly the first time; this can save you literally hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in trying to fix what you have broken. Many good lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation (there is no initial consultation fee at Salcido Law Firm), so there is no good excuse for not sitting down with an experienced legal counselor prior to filing anything with the court.
Second, once you have consulted with an attorney, you should have a better idea of how complex your divorce may be. If your divorce is not complex and you qualify, you may be able to proceed with drafting the paperwork online. However, the court’s online system can be confusing, not everyone qualifies to use it, and it can lead to mistakes. If you choose to draft the divorce documents yourself, you should at least have a lawyer review your documents (we do divorce document review for a fixed fee).
Finally, you need to file your divorce with the appropriate court and see it through the end of the legal process to a signed divorce decree. If you have any questions about where, how, etc., you file your divorce documents. Call and speak to one of our Utah Divorce Attorneys today.
What if my spouse decides to fight?
In some cases, individuals file for divorce thinking their spouse will not fight them or answer the petition, only to find out later their spouse has changed their mind and contested issues thought to have already been resolved. If your spouse answers the divorce petition you filed, you should consult with a lawyer right away. There are time limits for filings required in contested cases and your failure to respond appropriately can lead to a default judgment being entered against you.
Salcido Law Firm: 801.618.1331
Your divorce is too important to leave to chance. Even if you have no kids and are not fighting over anything, it doesn’t hurt, and doesn’t cost anything (at least not at Salcido Law Firm) to speak with a lawyer. At our law firm, we have saved many clients time, money, and headache by representing them in their uncontested divorce. You don’t have to go at this alone. Call us anytime 24/7 at 801.618.1331.