While we know that divorce is not an easy process, it can go a little smoother if the divorce is uncontested. However, that does not mean that you should skip out on seeking legal representation for the process.
Even though you and your spouse may be ending your marriage mostly amicably, there are so many things at stake in any divorce. The last thing you need is for something you should have taken care of in the separation process coming back to haunt you in the future.
When you need an Avenues uncontested divorce attorney, contact Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, today. She will help you through the entire process and make sure you cross all of your “I’s” and dot your “T’s” so you can be comfortable with the outcome.
Did you know that Utah changed the divorce waiting period law? Couples who wanted to permanently separate used to have to wait 90 days but a new law has lowered that to 30 days.
When you want to get this over with quickly, an uncontested divorce can help the process and is considerably less expensive. It also avoids the drama that can unfold if a couple has to go to trial to settle their differences. After the required one mediation session, you and your spouse need to work out a series of details.
Are There Children?
Perhaps the most important thing to figure out is child custody. You need to know whether you will share custody with your spouse or if one will have sole custody. There are two type of custody: legal custody determines who gets to make legal decisions for the child and physical custody deals with where the child will reside. Visitation rights need to be established for a non-custodial parent.
In Utah, both parents are required to support their children after separation, so you need to set up a fair child support payment system.
You need to split assets equitably. While this does not always mean a 50-50 split, the courts will try to get as close to that as possible. This includes the following:
The marital home
Joint bank, investment, and retirement accounts
Other joint property
There may be alimony payments that have to be made by one spouse to the other. The court will want the spouse of less economic means to be supported and live a lifestyle comparable to when they were married.
Moving Forward From Here
It does not matter whether or not your spouse has an attorney helping them through the divorce process. You need one.
Even though an uncontested divorce is easier, there is still plenty of legal jargon and technicalities that need to be interpreted by an experienced attorney. Emy Cordano needs to be who you turn to when you need a divorce attorney in the Avenues. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.