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Utah divorce mediation is a great way to resolve any disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties. Because mediation doesn’t require the same legal preparation mediation is a more cost-effective way for the parties to resolve disputes than resolving the dispute through court litigation. The costs of mediation are usually shared between the parties. Our Utah divorce attorneys can help you through the mediation process to find creative solutions that are almost always more acceptable to the parties than an expensive and rigid court ruling.
Because mediation encourages collaborative solutions, it can be an effective way to resolve disputes that the parties usually find more mutually acceptable. Mediation is not effective in every situation, it does generally offer the following benefits:
In recognition that mediation is a less expensive solution and often leads to better results for all parties, divorce mediation in Utah is generally required if the respondent files an answer to a petition for divorce and there are any unresolved disputes. The mediation requirement can only be waived in limited situations, so most parties involved in divorce in Utah should expect to engage in mediation. Our Utah divorce mediation attorney can help you negotiate any disputed issues during mediation to help minimize the expense of divorce. Schedule a free initial consultation today!
The parties involved in divorce must mutually agree upon a qualified mediator. We work with opposing counsel to identify a impartial, qualified, and effective mediator. There are a number of court-approved mediators, but not all court-approved mediators are familiar with family law issues in Utah. We will help identify a mediator who is very familiar with family law issues and who is a good negotiator to help reduce areas of disagreemen
Child support in Utah is based on a formula that can easily be calculated if the income of both spouses is known. You can use the calculator at Office of Recovery Services locate at Office of Recovery Services – (utah.gov).
Your property will be categorized as either a non-maritital asset or a marital asset. If the property was acquired during the marriage it will generally be a martial asset.
Each party will receive their separate property. Marital property will generally be divided equitably.
Alimony is a remedy awarded to help a financially weaker spouse become self-sufficient. In Utah alimony is discretionary and is not awarded in every case. Factors that a court will consider in determining if alimony should be awarded and if so how much includes:
Each party typically is responsible for his or her own legal expenses and costs associated with divorce. In some case, the court may award attorney’s fees.
In Utah if the divorce is contested (an answer is filed), then mediation is required. In some cases more than one mediation will be necessary to resolve all the issues.
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