Frequently Asked Questions
Here are just a few of the common questions we get every day from potential clients. For more information call us at 435.216.1034.
How much does a divorce cost?
- Since every case is different, it is hard to predict how much your divorce may cost. If you both agree on the basic terms of the divorce, it can be relatively cheap and quick. The more you fight the more likely your attorney’s fee will be at the end of the day.
How does mediation work?
- Mediation is the process of coming together with yoru spouse to explore potential settlement as opposed to litigating your case and letting a judge decide. When you hire us for mediation, we do not represent either party as their lawyer. Rather, we act as a thrid party to answer questions and assist you both in finding a settlement that works.
How is Alimony Calculated in Utah?
- Unliked child support in Utah, there is not worksheet caclulation for alimony. Spousal support is one of the more subjective things the court determines in a divorce. There are about 6 or 7 factors a court will look at when making an alimony award. Call us today to help you claculate what you could expect from a judge in terms of alimony.
How long do we have to wait before our divorce is final?
- If you do not have any children and you file for divorce in Utah, a judge will not sing off on your final divorce decree until 90 days have passed from the time you file. In some cases, this 90 day witing period may be waived. Speak with a lawyer at out our office today for more details.
Is it true I have to take a divorce class to get divorce?
- Yes. If you have children, you must attend a divorce education class before a judge will sign off on your divorce. The classes are held regularly in Washington County.