At JLJ Law Group, we understand how difficult and stressful it can be to go through a separation, divorce, or custody battle. Let our experienced lawyers assist you through this process to ensure that your rights are protected, using creative approaches and flexibility to meet your diverse needs. While we always strive to resolve your divorce-related legal matter amicably, we are not afraid to be aggressive to protect your rights.
The divorce process in Utah starts when one party files a divorce petition in court. Then, temporary orders can be issued to address the immediate needs of parties involved while the case is pending. These may include orders for child support, property division or child custody.
Next, parties generally must engage in mandatory mediation in an effort to come to an agreement on the final divorce settlement outside of court. If parties cannot agree, the case is presented in front of a judge who will make a determination. Once the case is settled, either party can pursue an appeal if it is believed there is cause to do so.
The goal of Utah family courts regarding child custody matters is to make arrangements that keep the best interests of each child involved in mind. There are several factors considered by the courts when determining child custody arrangement:
JLJ Law Group can represent you during child custody proceedings, protecting your parental rights and working to preserve your relationship with your child.
In Utah, the amount of child support to be paid is determined using a strict formula that considers each parent’s income, earning capacity, financial needs of the child, and other factors. Child support will need to be determined if parents are divorcing or in cases where parents are unmarried. Our law firm can assist in either situation, making sure that the financial needs of the child are met.
After a divorce, alimony, property division, child support, and child custody orders may be issued. Both parties are expected to abide by the terms laid out in the contract once an order has been issued by the family law court. If one party fails to fulfill the obligations of the decree, he or she may be held in contempt of court.
At JLJ Law Group, we can help you determine your legal options if your ex-spouse is failing to follow the judge’s orders. Please contact one of our dedicated and professional child support enforcement lawyers in Utah to learn more about how we can help.
In Utah, there is no strict formula that determines if and how much alimony will be paid after divorce. Rather, Utah family courts may consider a number of factors:
Our firm’s lawyers can make sure that your financial interests are being considered during the process of determining alimony. We can also assist with modifications of spousal support. If your financial circumstances have changed significantly, or if those of your ex-spouse have, we can help you determine if pursuing a modification is a viable legal option.
Often, bankruptcy and divorce are two interrelated legal matters. Financial problems often lead to talks of divorce during marriage. Similarly, a divorce can have significant financial consequences on individual parties.
Bankruptcy and divorce law are only practiced by a few law firms. JLJ Law Group in Salt Lake City is one of them. If you are facing divorce and have additional concerns about your finances, or if you are considering filing bankruptcy and have questions about interrelated divorce matters, we invite you to contact a Salt Lake City bankruptcy and divorce lawyer from our law firm.
If you are struggling financially, we can help you determine if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you. If you are also planning on getting a divorce, it is important to consider the timing of your bankruptcy and divorce filing. Once we analyze your financial situation, we can help you determine:
In a divorce one of the most complex and time consuming processes is dividing property. In an effort to ensure that your personal and financial interests are being protected, it is important to seek representation from a competent and experienced property division attorney.
At Salt Lake City’s JLJ Law Group, we represent clients in divorce and all related legal matters. We can assist with the division of all types of property: