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Divorce Mediation Utah

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:

  • the parties are directly involved in finding acceptable solutions, so they are generally more satisfied with the outcome;
  • mediation is less expensive than court litigation;
  • mediation resolves issues more quickly;
  • mediation is less combative, so it is less stressful than a court hearing; and
  • mediation helps reduce the friction between the parties.

Utah Divorce Mediation Requirement

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!

How Do We Find A Mediator?

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

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If you and your ex have agreed to all the terms of property division, custody, child support & maintenance and only need an attorney to draft the paperwork to make the agree legal, our flat-fee uncontested divorce can help.  We understand that attorneys sometimes complicate your agreement to increase their fees. Not us! Our flat-fee uncontested divorce will affordably draft and file all the necessary paperwork to quickly finalize your divorce–if you have already agreed to the terms.

Utah Divorce FAQs

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: 

  • Income and financial resources of both parties
  • Age
  • Emotional & physical condition of each party
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
Other factors can impact alimony such as “cause” such as an affair during marriage, cohabitation after divorce and employment.

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.

For more information on Utah Divorce, a free initial consultation is your best next step. 

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For more information on Utah Divorce, a free initial consultation is your best next step. 

GET THE DIVORCE ANSWERS YOU NEED BY CONTACTING US TODAY.

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