May 2013 Archives

Mediation a money-saver in a Utah divorce

All across the United States there is a misconception that divorce has to be expensive. Sure, there are some divorce cases reported in the news that reach hundreds of thousands, even several millions of dollars. The numbers are one factor that draws the attention of the media as well as the dramatic controversy between the spouses that helps increase the cost. 

Child support issues can arise after finalization of divorce

When a couple residing in Salt Lake City decides to seek a divorce there are many matters that will need to be addressed. In addition to the division of assets and debts, when the marriage has produced children, child custody and support matters will need to be addressed as well. These often highly emotional matters can be difficult to resolve.

Utah military divorce: Dependent health benefits depends

Life for a military family in Utah is often a good deal different than it is for the civilian population. The nature of benefits for the individual in the service and for the family can vary depending on a lot of factors. When divorce comes into play, nuances of situation can have a great impact on whether and how those benefits continue.

Divorce and planning for a child's college education

When it comes to deciding who gets what in a divorce, Salt Lake City couples will also want to figure out how they are going to send their children to college. It is easier if the planning takes place during the divorce settlement so that there are not misconceptions later on.

Considerations regarding divorce mediation

In Utah, courts require couples to attempt to resolve contested legal disputes in mediation before going forward with a divorce. However, not all residents participating in the divorce mediation process automatically understand what the purpose of the mediation is. It's for this reason that is generally a good idea to have an attorney accompany the party to a divorce when the divorce mediation takes place.

Children need the input of both parents

We often hear the lament that fathers are not always treated fairly when it comes to issues surrounding the children. One Salt Lake City father claimed that he has not been allowed to see his children in close to two years, and that there has been no sufficient justification as to why he has been denied his father's rights.

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