If you are women and facing a divorce in Utah you need to make sure you have a divorce lawyer that has represented a lot of women in the past and understands the legal issues they face in family law courts in Utah. The most important of those issues will be the custody of your children. If you do not have children it will be a fair and equitable division of marital assets and alimony. Do not take it for granted that everyone is going to be “fair” and “equitable” when it comes to your divorce.
Child custody is taken very seriously by the divorce courts in Utah. You will need to show the divorce court the positive influence and strength that you have on your children. You will also need to show the court how you have been the primary caretaker of the children and how that needs to continue. Some ways you will be able to show that you are the primary caretaker and it is a positive experience for the children is by giving examples of your children’s days and activities and your role in those activities. Show how well your children are doing in school, and their extracurricular activities. This will help you in your divorce by establishing you as the primary parent.
Another important aspect of your divorce in Utah will be the financial condition of your marriage. You will need to have access to all of the accounts and financials in order to make educated decisions on child support, and alimony. You will need bank statements, tax returns, stock statements, retirement accounts, and any and all cash you or your spouse may be storing. If you do not have access to all of these items we will make sure you get it.
Our experienced divorce lawyers will help you navigate through your divorce and will be aggressive in defending your rights. Call today for a free consultation at (801) 475-0123.