Do You Need a Reason to File for Divorce in Utah?

Marriage is usually a lifetime commitment, and the state government expects married couples to take that commitment seriously. It is typically easier and faster to get permission to marry in the first place than it is to secure a divorce after making a legal commitment to someone else. Divorce will likely mean splitting up your property and possibly working out […]

Can Music Help You Predict a Divorce?

If your marriage is going badly, you might turn your thoughts to a divorce. Before you say anything to your spouse, you might want to seek external guidance to see if your belief that the marriage is beyond retrieval is correct. Talking to friends or a therapist is one way. Yet sometimes, there are subtler indicators that can help you […]

Can You Prevent a Divorce By Not Responding to the Filing?

When you said, “I do,” you expected that promise to last for a lifetime. You never anticipated your spouse serving you with divorce papers, but that is exactly what happened. You wish to remain married, and you do not agree to the end of your marriage. Many people in Utah find themselves facing imminent divorce and wondering what they can […]

Is It Possible to Secure An Amicable Divorce When You Disagree?

Divorcing couples in Utah typically have a lot to negotiate and resolve. Only those who get married with a prenuptial agreement already in place know exactly what will happen in their divorce before they file. Everyone else will have to either reach a settlement with their spouse or prepare for divorce litigation. When you can’t agree on how to share […]

Five Signs of Oncoming Marital Problems

There are many small signs in life that indicate how the future will unfold. If you worry your partner isn’t saying what they truly feel or believe something is wrong with your marriage, then you may need to keep your eyes open. Here are five indicators that there may be problems in your marriage: 1. You and your spouse don’t […]

Do You Have to Sell Shared Property When You Get Divorced?

Going through a divorce is difficult emotionally, mentally, and financially.  When you have worked hard to build up significant assets with your spouse, you’re going to want to make sure your share is protected.  One asset that many couples have is property, the division of which can get complicated.  The situation divorcing spouses find themselves in is wondering whether they […]

Two Things You Shouldn’t Post on Social Media During a Divorce

When two adults meet and fall in love, they hope to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, some marriages end in divorce. If you are currently going through a divorce, amicably or not, it is important that you pay attention to your social media activity.  Here are two things you need to avoid posting online while your divorce is underway, especially […]

Understanding Fault-Based Divorce in Utah

In many states, you can divorce for “irreconcilable differences.” If this is what you claim, it is considered a no-fault divorce.  In fact, there are many areas where fault-based divorces have been eliminated completely. However, this is not the case in Utah.  If you have legally-recognized grounds for a divorce, you can file for a fault-based divorce in the state.  […]

When Should You Litigate a Divorce?

Divorce has long lost most of its social stigma, but has it also lost all its rancor, as well? In the past, it was common to think of divorce as a largely adversarial situation, with both parties aiming to “win” in the proceedings. Now, it’s an era that focuses more on communication, co-parenting and even “conscious uncoupling,” divorcing spouses often […]

How Much of Your Retirement Savings Will You Lose in a Divorce?

When you file for divorce, you likely accept that you will lose some of your personal property. Under the equitable distribution rules applied in Utah divorces, you and your spouse both have an interest in marital income and any other assets acquired during your marriage. The longer you remained married and the closer you are to retirement age, the more […]