When you got married, we know that the last thing on your mind was separation. We all hope that our marriages work out, but that is not always the case.
Unfortunately, sometimes divorce is the best solution for all parties involved. Divorce is not something to take lightly and it can happen to anyone. Whether your marriage lasted 25 years or just one, handling it properly is important.
If you are here looking for answers, Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, can help. Even if you feel like you cannot get through the divorce process, she will work to ensure you understand everything that is going on. When you need an Avenues divorce attorney, there is no better place to turn.
First, we need to talk about the issues that are involved in a typical divorce so that we can get our head wrapped around what needs to be done.
Sometimes the two spouses can work out all of the details of separation amicably and have a fairly smooth, uncontested divorce. However, even in an uncontested divorce, you should have an attorney review everything. Also, if your spouse has an attorney, you need an attorney.
For both a contested and uncontested divorce, all of the following needs to be worked out:
Property and asset distribution – in Utah, we work towards equitable distribution. This does not always mean that assets will be split 50-50, but that they should be split as fairly as possible. This includes all joint property, most property obtained during marriage, and the marital home.
Debt splitting – yes, even debts acquired during the marriage need to be split between the parties.
Alimony payments – one spouse may be required to make payments to the other in order to allow the other party to maintain a lifestyle they were used to during the marriage.
Child custody – the courts would like to see both parents remain a part of their children’s lives. Both legal and physical custody need to be determined for any children involved. Visitation rights need to be figured out for a non-custodial parent.
Child support – both parents are required to continue care for their children after separation. The court will look at many factors when determining child support payments.
Please note that if there are accusations of substance or physical abuse by one or both parties, the divorce process can become harder, especially when children are involved.
We know you may still feel overwhelmed after reading this page, but rest assured that you are doing the right thing by seeking legal help. We know this is not easy for you. When you need a divorce attorney in the Avenues, Emy A. Cordano is ready to be by your side. She will work to make sure that you are treated fairly throughout the entire divorce process regardless of how difficult the process may get. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for a free consultation.