Seeking a Fair Resolution of Your Divorce
Utah is a no-fault divorce state. This means that while you can seek a divorce based on fault grounds such as adultery or habitual drunkenness, there is no legal benefit in doing so. You can obtain the same outcome by choosing the no-fault ground of irreconcilable differences.
At the Law Office of Bailey & Hutchings in Logan, Utah, we believe in helping our clients negotiate a reasonable outcome to divorce at an affordable fee. As your lawyers, we will help you work through all of the issues you need to resolve to get divorced, including:
- Marital property division: Utah is an equitable distribution state. This means that all assets deemed marital will be divided equitably. Equitable may or may not mean 50-50. If one side has considerably more assets, the courts may award him or her a greater share of marital assets. Nonmarital assets go with the person who owns them.
- Alimony: If one side has a financial need for support and the other has the ability to pay, Utah courts may order alimony. Courts usually award alimony only in long term marriages (those lasting seven years or longer). Alimony won't last longer than the number of years you were married, and it will terminate when the recipient remarries.
- Child custody and visitation: If you have children, determining where your children should live and negotiating parenting time will be important issues now and in the future.
- Child support: In Utah, child support is determined by a formula that considers the income of both parents and the number of children you support.
To initiate a divorce, one side serves a petition on the other. An uncontested divorce can resolved in as little as a week, but a highly contested divorce can go on for a year or longer.
Contact Our Utah Divorce Lawyers for a Free Consultation
To discuss your case with a Logan divorce attorney at our firm, call 435-774-1759 or fill out the contact form on this website.