Family laws vary state by state, and for those living in Utah like many of our clients, it’s obviously important to know those specific rules and regulations. If you’re looking for a divorce lawyer in Utah or any other state for that matter, knowing your basics will get you a step ahead of the game.
Divorce in Utah, like in many, can be fault or no-fault based. A no-fault divorce can occur due to irreconcilable differences or not living together (being separated) for at least three years.
Fault divorces are legally allowed for these reasons: inability to perform sexually at the time of marriage, neglect, cruelty, incurable insanity, constant drunkenness and/or felony conviction.
There is a waiting period of 90 days after filing for divorce before the court can execute the divorce unless there are children involved and that period may be waived. A judge will make an “equitable” distribution of shared assets. This does not include personal assets and equitable does not necessarily mean equal.
These are just the basics of getting a divorce in Utah and it’s important to consult an attorney to properly protect yourself. Family law can be difficult to navigate, but with a knowledgeable legal support team, your rights will be represented and protected.
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