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Salt Lake City Divorce Law Firm

Helping Families in Draper & the Greater Salt Lake Area

At Emy A. Cordano Attorney at Law, we understand that family law matters can be emotionally draining and financially stressful. We are here to help you resolve your issues and get you through this process as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Attorney Emy Cordano has been practicing family law for more than 20 years. She is passionate about helping families and is dedicated to helping you resolve your case in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Attorney Cordano is a former prosecutor and is familiar with the other side of the courtroom and how they approach cases. She is also a trained mediator who can help you reach an amicable resolution with your spouse.

Contact us online or call (801) 901-8159 to speak with an experienced Sandy general family law attorney.

Family Law Matters We Handle

We help clients with a wide range of family law matters, including:

How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Utah

The duration of a divorce in Utah can fluctuate based on the circumstances and whether it's contested or uncontested. Typically, if both parties agree on all aspects of the divorce, such as child custody, asset division, and spousal support, an uncontested divorce can be finalized relatively quickly, often within a few months. 

However, if the divorce is contested and the parties can't agree on these issues, the process can take significantly longer, potentially extending to a year or more. Additionally, Utah mandates a 90-day waiting period from the divorce petition filing until finalization, irrespective of the divorce's contested or uncontested nature.

How to Start a Divorce in Utah

To start the divorce process in Utah, the initial step is to file a Petition for Divorce with the district court in the county where either spouse resides. The petitioner (the spouse initiating the divorce) must also serve the other spouse (the respondent) with a copy of the petition and a summons, which notifies them of the divorce proceedings. The respondent then has 21 days (if served within Utah) or 30 days (if served outside Utah) to file a response. If the respondent fails to respond within the specified time frame, the petitioner may request a default judgment. 

If the respondent files a response, the parties may engage in discovery, which involves exchanging information and documents related to the divorce. If the parties can reach an agreement on all issues, they can submit a stipulation and settlement agreement to the court for approval. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, the case may proceed to mediation or trial. Once all issues are resolved, the court will issue a decree of divorce, which officially terminates the marriage.

What Are The Benefits of Hiring a Skilled Divorce Attorney?

Hiring an experienced divorce lawyer when going through a divorce can be crucial for several reasons. Firstly, a lawyer can provide experienced guidance on the complex legal processes and requirements involved in divorce, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and on time. Also, a lawyer can advocate for your interests, especially in cases where there are disputes over child custody, spousal support, or division of assets. 

A skilled divorce attorney can help negotiate a fair settlement, potentially saving time and money by avoiding lengthy court battles. Finally, a lawyer can provide emotional support during what can be a challenging and stressful time, helping you navigate the divorce process with confidence and peace of mind.

Protecting Your Rights with Dedicated Legal Support

Attorney Emy Cordano is a dedicated family law attorney who is passionate about helping you through this process and getting you the best possible outcome. She is also a trained mediator who can help you and your spouse reach an amicable resolution.

Schedule a Consultation with a Sandy Divorce Attorney or call (801) 901-8159 to speak with an experienced Sandy general family law attorney.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is an uncontested divorce in Salt Lake City?

An uncontested divorce in Salt Lake City refers to a divorce where both parties agree on all major aspects such as child custody, asset division, and spousal support. This type of divorce can be finalized more quickly than a contested one, often within a few months, as it avoids lengthy court battles and simplifies the legal process. Emy A. Cordano Attorney at Law can guide you through the uncontested divorce process efficiently.

How can I initiate an uncontested divorce in Utah?

To initiate an uncontested divorce in Utah, you must file a Petition for Divorce with the district court in the county where either spouse resides. After filing, you need to serve your spouse with the divorce papers. If both parties agree on the divorce terms, you can submit a stipulation and settlement agreement to the court. Emy A. Cordano Attorney at Law can assist with the proper filing and streamline the process for you.

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11650 South State Street
Suite 200
Draper, UT 84020