August 2014 Archives

Military divorce affects numerous Utah families

Utah has a relatively large military population, and these service members are certainly valuable assets to the community and nation as a whole. It is a well-known fact that military members and their families sacrifice a lot. In some instances, that sacrifice can put an incredible amount of tension on Utah couples, which may lead to the want of a military divorce.

Dividing marital assets and debt not always easy for Utah spouses

Though the decision to divorce isn't likely an easy one to make, figuring out how to make life work post divorce can be even harder. Being prepared for life after divorce often starts with deciding how to divide marital assets and debts. For some Utah couples, this is easy to figure out, but for others, money and property matters can lead to fights and lengthy litigation.

Mediation services still a good idea for an uncontested divorce

Many Utah couples may be able to come to reasonably fair terms of their divorce, without the need of formal litigation. An uncontested divorce can certainly help move the process along much more quickly. However, to ensure a settlement is fair and all legal aspects are accounted for, the use of mediation services may prove valuable. As divorce affects so many areas, especially if children are involved, it is important to make sure all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed, so to speak.

Child custody and the positive Utah divorce

Parents in Utah and across the country face a unique set of challenges when they make the decision to end their romantic ties. However, being a parent means that there are certain issues of child custody that must be addressed in order for each parent to be able to have a better idea of what their future will hold following the conclusion of their divorce proceedings. Transitioning from being a couple to divorced parents can be made easier by taking some things into consideration.

Think long-term financial goals when dividing marital assets

Going through divorce, many couples may just want to get it over with and could end up settling with an agreement that, in the long-run, isn't the best for them. Numerous couples may assume that divorce is a finite event. However, in truth, the consequences of divorce can be felt for a lifetime, particularly pertaining to finances. This is why Utah couples may want to carefully consider future financial goals before dividing marital assets.

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