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 equally between spouses. 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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