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Utah Alimony Attorney
Alimony, or spousal support, can be an important part of many divorces. In Utah either party may ask for alimony. Alimony can be temporary while the divorce is pending or for a longer period. Alimony may not be awarded for a period longer than the length of the marriage, however, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Alimony can be complicated
Alimony is not awarded in all divorces. For marriages that are shorter, alimony may not be awarded at all, while longer marriages alimony is more likely.
In determining alimony, the court will consider the following factors:
- the financial need of the recipient
- the ability for the paying spouse to provide support
- the length of the marriage
- the fault of the parties that substantially contributed to the breakup of the marriage (such as an affair and physical harm to the other party or child)
To ensure your rights are protected in a situation where alimony is warranted or sought, you need an experienced Utah alimony attorney by your side protecting your interest. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Can Alimony Be Modified?
Yes, alimony can be modified, but it is very difficult without the assistance of an experienced Utah alimony attorney. Modification in Utah is only allowed with special and exceptional circumstances–such as the loss of a job or serious illness.
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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.
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
- Emotional & physical condition of each party
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Length of the marriage
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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