How to Divide Military Retirement in Utah Divorce

How to Divide Military Retirement in Utah Divorce

Typically, any retirement money generated during a marriage will be divided between spouses equally. There is a specific formula for this called the Woodward formula, which protects spouses from having to give up retirement money they accumulated prior to marriage. Military retirement pay is divided much the same way. When dividing military retirement, we’re specifically […]

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What Should I Do Before I File For Divorce?

What Should I Do Before I File For Divorce?

Filing for divorce isn’t typically a spur-of-the-moment decision.  This is usually something a spouse has contemplated for months, if not years.  There are a few things you can do prior to filing for divorce that can help protect you, protect your interests, and ensure that you’re avoiding future problems that can cost you a lot […]

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Step By Step Process For Divorce

Understanding the divorce process can relieve a lot of anxiety. Not knowing what to expect can be both scary and confusing. It’s important to know from the outset that virtually every divorce case will be assigned a judge and a commissioner. A commissioner is a quasi-judge that handles only domestic relations cases. Usually these individuals […]

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Should I File For Divorce First?

We often have clients calling in saying that they want to hurry and hire an attorney because they heard it’s better to file for divorce before their spouse does. Ultimately, this is probably an attorney’s preference more than anything else because divorce laws in Utah do not favor one spouse over another just because they […]

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Grounds For Divorce In Utah

In Utah, you must state the “grounds,” or the reason for your divorce. The reason you choose to list determines whether you’re seeking a “No-Fault” or an “At-Fault” divorce. Deciding to file a no-fault divorce shows the court that you don’t blame either party for the divorce while filing an at-fault divorce shows that you […]

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Holiday Parent-Time in Utah

Holiday parent-time is often a source of serious disagreement between parents.  This contention frequently leads to other problems.  When a parent has holiday plans and the other parent interferes with those plans, the distrust between co-parents only grows.  Children are often aware of their parents’ disagreements over holiday time, and this kind of exposure to […]

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