Answering Basic Questions About Divorce In Utah

At the Salt Lake City law office of Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law, we see many clients who are struggling with the end of their marriages. They want to know if now is the right time to finally go forward with asking for a divorce.

Many of these clients want to know more about the divorce process, and the impact that this will have upon their lives, as well as the lives of their children. We wanted to address some of these questions below, and we also encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us to get more information about your specific situation.

How long does it take to get a divorce?

This is tough to tell from the outside looking in, as there are many different factors that impact the speed in which a divorce may move through the system. If you and your spouse agree to most issues and just need to have the divorce finalized, it can be over rather quickly. If you have any disputes about any of the issues that need to be resolved, it can substantially increase the amount of time things can take to be completed.

What is going to happen to my kids and marital property if I get a divorce?

To answer this question, we need to know more about you, your marriage, your kids and the assets you and your spouse own together. So, to give you a quick version now would be impossible, because we just do not have the information we need to say one way or the other what is going to happen in your case until we meet.

What we can do is discuss a little more about how each of these issues is handled in Utah divorces. When dealing with child custody, if there is a dispute, the courts will issue a custody and parenting time order that it determines to be in the best interests of the child. When it comes to property division, orders are entered that the court feels are equitable, or fair, to both parties.

Our experienced attorney can provide you with more straightforward analysis once you schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your divorce.

My spouse says I don't need an attorney for our divorce. Is he/she right?

In short, if you do not have an attorney on your side, you are sure to make a mistake that causes you problems during and after your divorce. You have to understand that as soon as you or your spouse begins to talk about divorce, you are taking active steps toward ending your partnership. You will each have vastly different goals and interests that you will need to protect as part of the divorce process.

For example, you and your spouse are discussing the division of your marital property in an attempt to work things out and control the costs connected to your divorce. Your spouse may make a proposal that seems fair, and you accept the offer, which is then entered by the courts.

Later, you find out your spouse was undervaluing certain assets and overvaluing others to make it look like you were getting your fair share. If this happens to you, you will not be able to go back and revisit the property division portion of your divorce, in most cases.

An experienced divorce lawyer will know exactly what to do at each step of the process. You will be able to ask questions, and get detailed information that you can apply to your situation to make the right choices for your future.

Would You Like To Learn More In A Free Consultation?

If you want to talk to our lawyer about your divorce case, call our office at 801-996-4193 or send us an email to arrange your free consultation. We have helped many Utah families obtain positive results when going through a divorce.