Salt Lake County Divorce Attorney
Serving Clients in Draper & Utah County
Divorce 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, we 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 for a free consultation.
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:
- Property and debt division
- Child custody and visitation arrangements for the noncustodial parent in the case of minor children
- Child support
- Any other matters related to the termination of the marriage
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.