Divorce Lawyer in Provo
No one thinks on the day they get married that they will be getting divorced weeks or years later, but it happens every day. Once happy couples grow apart and ultimately decide that divorce is their only and best option.
Once that decision is made, the legal process takes over and the parties are subject to the whims of commissioners and judges. The importance of having strong legal counsel at your side from before the case is filed to the time the divorce decree is entered cannot be emphasized enough.
Whether you are in a contentious relationship and just want some advice regarding your options or you are ready to commence the process and move one, call our Provo divorce lawyers for a free consultation at 801.800.8247.
Typically it makes sense to secure your legal counsel long before you have a divorce petition filed against you or before you file a divorce petition. There are many things our attorneys can help you with to save you time and money before the divorce case actually begins. Many people make serious mistakes that could have been avoided with the help of legal counsel.
At Fault and No Fault Divorces
Like most states, Utah has a no fault divorce law, termed as “irreconcilable differences.” Most divorce petitions allege irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce but there are various “at fault” reasons for divorce as well, the most common of which is adultery. Statutorily other at fault reasons for divorce include:
- knowingly and intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical harm to the other party or minor children;
- knowingly and intentionally causing the other party or minor children to reasonably fear life-threatening harm; or
- substantially undermining the financial stability of the other party or the minor children.
Maybe one or more applies to your case. Whether a divorce is at-fault is important because a court can consider the fault of either party when determining alimony. Additionally, since the court has “equitable” powers (meaning the court can do what it thinks is fair) when determining issues in family law cases the court can consider the fault of parties in making decisions touching on other issues relevant in the case.
Whether your divorce is a no-fault or an at-fault divorce we can help you. Call us anytime for a free consultation.