Utah Divorce Lawyer
Salt Lake City Family Law Attorney
In Utah, a divorce terminates the marriage. The divorce decree that is entered by a judge defines your rights and responsibilities related to your family. A divorce decree may include provisions with regard to child support, child custody, spousal support, property division, division of debts, the marital home, taxes, and more.
A decree of divorce is granted by a judge after the parties have filed all of the necessary paperwork with the court, have attended all necessary hearings and other appearances, and all other statutory requirements have been fulfilled.
A divorce in Utah is different from a legal separation. A divorce terminates the marriage. A legal separation does not legally terminate the marriage. For more information on separate maintenance please see our page on this website dedicated to information on legal separation in Utah.
There is no legal way to prevent a spouse from obtaining a divorce in Utah. If one spouse wants a divorce and the other does not, the court will still enter a divorce decree. The parties do not have to be in agreement on the decision to divorce.
SLF Divorce Lawyers Offer Effective Representation in Your Divorce
At our law firm we have a team of Utah divorce and family law attorneys who are experienced in protecting the rights of clients involved in divorce. Many divorces require several appearances in court and even a simple divorce will require the filing of many documents and possibly at least one court appearance. We can help you through this process, advise you as to the issues in your specific case, and help to ensure that you are protected. We understand that the multiple decisions and issues involved in a divorce can be difficult for you to bear alone. We offer effective counseling, advising, representation, and other services to help you through this difficult process. We will act as your dedicated advocate.
The costs for legal representation in a divorce vary depending on your particular circumstances. For divorces that are uncontested we offer affordable fixed fees. For contested divorces we charge a reasonable retainer fee and hourly rate. We may also offer payment plans depending on your particular circumstances.
Your Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden Divorce Attorney
If you are considering filing for a divorce, or if you have been served with divorce papers, contact us today and Get Protected! Our Utah Divorce Lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and the rights of your family through this sometimes difficult process. We offer free consultations. Call us today at 801.413.1753 or toll free at 888.337.3235 or send us an email.
For more information regarding your divorce in Utah, please see our additional divorce and family law information pages on this site.