Divorce means a lot of things, and none of them are easy. We help guide you through the process and fight for your fair outcome.
Divorce in Utah
In Utah, divorce includes three things: 1) Your legal status as Married, 2) the division of your marital estate, and 3) if you have minor children, custody and parent time.
Getting Divorced: Legal Status
Getting the divorce itself is not technically difficult. Utah is a no-fault divorce state. This means you do not have to have a particular reason to get a divorce other than you and your spouse have “irreconcilable differences.” The Court does not typically question what efforts you have made to attempt to reconcile - if you no longer want to remain married, you have that choice.
Getting Divorced: The Marital Estate
In Utah, in most circumstances income and property that you get during your marriage is considered part of the “marital estate,” meaning the court can divide it up between you and your spouse. There are several exceptions to this general rule, and a skilled attorney can identify property that is not part of the marital estate, or should otherwise be awarded to just one spouse or the other. Before you assume everything is going to be divided down the middle, you should talk to an attorney about your specific situation. Spencer Family Law has years of experience helping clients make sure that they protect their assets in a divorce.
Adopting a child is a wonderful experience, but it can also be complicated. Whether you are adopting a stepchild, a relative, or a brand new member of your family, we can help you get through the paperwork so you can focus on your family instead of court.
You have a decree or order, but the other side just won’t follow it. We can bring the issues before the court to ensure the order is followed.
Other Unique Issues
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Whatever your situation, there may be a legal solution. Juvenile Court, Guardianship law, Protective Orders, Common Law Marriage, and other legal options all provide avenues to address your family’s unique situation.