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US Divorce Rate Drops While Utah’s Rate Rises

On behalf of Emy A. Cordano, posted in Divorce On Monday, February 17, 2020

Going through a divorce is not something people plan on when they enter a marriage. However, there are times when circumstances change, and divorce is the best option. Throughout the United States, the divorce rate has been trending downward for the last ten years. However, the divorce rate in Utah has been increasing over that time. Salt Lake City divorce attorney Emy Cordano would like to discuss your options if you are going through a separation from your spouse in Utah.

What is happening with the divorce rates?

Utah has long been known for having lower divorce rates than most of the other states in the country. However, a new survey conducted by QuoteWizard analyzed data from the National Centers for Health Statistics.

According to their analysis, the national average for divorce has declined by nearly 20% over the last ten years. However, Utah saw an increase in its divorce rate by 2.7% over that same time period. New York is the only state other than Utah to have an increase in divorce rates over the last ten years.

The analysis shows that Utah marriage rates differ from the national average as well. Since 2009, the marriage rate in this state has not gone up or down, while the marriage rate for the US has fallen by 7.74%.

What happens in a Utah divorce?

One factor that may have had an impact on Utah’s divorce rate is the change made to the period of time couples must wait before a divorce can be finalized. For some time, the waiting period before a divorce could be finalized was 90 days. However, this was recently changed to a 30-day waiting period, significantly speeding up the divorce process.

Even with a shorter divorce process in place, there are still many issues that need to be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. Emy Cordano can be that divorce attorney to effectively and efficiently guide you through this difficult and emotional process. The process involves:

The reality is that the divorce process can become incredibly complex, and you should not try to handle all of these aspects by yourself. An experienced Salt Lake City divorce attorney like Emy will be able to walk you through every aspect of your case and work to ensure that you are treated fairly. If you have children, Emy Cordano will work to uphold your parental rights.

We can help you get through this time

If you are going through a divorce, or think you may be going through one soon, please seek legal assistance from a skilled and experienced attorney who can guide you through this entire process. Salt Lake City divorce attorney Emy Cordano is ready to step in and help you through this difficult period. There are so many aspects of a divorce that need to be taken care of that it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Emy Cordano understands Utah family law. When you need a Salt Lake City divorce attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.

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