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Salt Lake County Divorce Attorney

Divorce Lawyers Committed to Serving Draper, Provo & Utah County

Couple getting divorcedDivorce is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Many legal issues will come into play, especially in cases where children are involved. These issues can be complex and can be compounded by the emotional impact of ending a marriage. At this critical point, the decisions you make will have long-lasting effects. As such, it is crucial that you have the support and counsel of a trusted legal professional.

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC in Draper, our divorce lawyers in Salt Lake County have handled countless divorce cases in Salt Lake County and Utah County. We understand the difficulties you face and will ensure that you receive results-driven counsel and aggressive advocacy with your best interests in mind. Because a large portion of our practice is focused on divorce, we have the experience and skill needed to effectively represent you at the negotiation table, through mediation, or in court.

Reach out to our Salt Lake County divorce lawyers at (801) 515-4133 or online here for a consultation. We have offices in Draper and Provo, Utah.

Filing for Divorce in Utah

Utah provides a no-fault option for divorce, which means neither spouse must prove any kind of marital misconduct that led to the breakdown of the marriage. You can also file for divorce on certain fault grounds which must be proven to the court.

To finalize a divorce, you must address and resolve a variety of issues such as:

When Should You Contact a Divorce Lawyer?

Whenever you are ready, you should speak to a divorce lawyer. If your marriage is falling apart because of constant fighting, growing apart, or experiencing unhappiness, speak with a divorce lawyer for legal advice.

Divorce is almost never a straightforward process. There are some divorce cases that will escalate beyond the point of negotiation and will require litigation. You should always assume that your ex-spouse will hire legal counsel if you must litigate your divorce in Salt Lake County. Your best bet would be to do the same. Our divorce attorney can help you prepare for the divorce process ensuing and meet all of the court’s procedures so your divorce can flow as smoothly as possible.

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    It is in your best interest to come to an agreement with your spouse outside the courtroom, which can then be submitted to the court for approval. If you cannot agree on the terms of your divorce through dispute resolution methods such as mediation, then the divorce issues will proceed to litigation and be decided by a judge.

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      Eric M. Swinyard

      Founding Attorney

      Eric M. Swinyard is a divorce and family law attorney who serves clients throughout the State of Utah. Eric’s practice is primarily focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to individuals involved in divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, estate planning, and other family law matters. It’s incredibly easy to be taken advantage of during litigation, especially if you are unrepresented by legal counsel. Protect Your Rights You don’t want to be in a situation where you need ...
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      Ryan Ficklin


      Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...
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      Keith L. Johnson


      Keith joined Eric M. Swinyard & Associates in Fall 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney in various types of legal cases. He has successfully guided hundreds of individuals through Utah’s court system. Keith previously worked at an established civil litigation firm in Salt Lake as well as a mid-sized regional law firm. He has substantive experience in a variety of practice areas and is now primarily devoted to serving individuals involved in family law cases. Keith ...
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      Mark Hales


      Mark Hales has over 17 years of legal experience in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law. He handles all types of domestic matters, including custody, divorce, child support, alimony, annulment, termination of parental rights, paternity, modifications, and adoptions. In addition, he defends clients charged with domestic violence and abuse, stalking, violations of protective orders, and other and criminal charges. Mark is a certified mediator for all legal matters and is also a certified ...
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      Justin Stringfellow


      Justin Stringfellow has practiced family law in Utah for 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience to Eric Swinyard & Associates in areas such as divorce, custody, paternity, modifications, child support, and adoption proceedings. In the early years of his career, Justin appeared on an estimated 1,500 Protective Order matters. He is an expert in dealing with abuse and domestic violence components in family law matters. As such, he was distinguished by Utah's Domestic Violence Coalition. Justin ...
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      Eliza Crespo


      Eliza Crespo is an associate attorney at Eric Swinyard & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Eliza practiced estate planning in Utah. Eliza offers a fresh set of eyes to difficult situations and is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate legal services to her clients. Through personal experience, she appreciates the impact of a listening ear and an effective advocate, especially during times of challenge or transition. Eliza obtained her bachelor’s degree and law degree from ...

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