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Common questions and answers with divorce Q:    Does it matter who files first for divorce A:    Generally, it makes little or no difference who files the petition for divorce. The party who files the Petition for Divorce will be designated the “Petitioner” in all further pleadings filed in the case, and the other party will…

Are you considering divorce due to your spouse’s addiction problem? Earlier this month our firm released an article dealing with child custody and drug use.  In this article, we will discuss how to divorce a person who is dealing with addiction issues.  Addiction can affect anyone regardless of their race, religion, education, or socioeconomic class….

What if my spouse won’t sign divorce papers? Each and every divorce has its own unique set of circumstances.  In some cases, one spouse may try to avoid the issue altogether.  Let’s say hypothetically you have filed all of your divorce paperwork, but your spouse refuses to sign.  This can happen in a few ways. …

What can I do if my spouse hid marital assets? Family courts are here to help pick up the pieces after a marriage has ended.  Although it is usually difficult, the goal is to mitigate the impact a divorce has on the lives of those affected.  For this to happen, marital assets and debts must…

How long will my Divorce Take? It is important to keep in mind that no one can tell you with 100 percent accuracy how long your divorce will take.  Each and every case is going to be different.  However, an uncontested divorce is going to take less time, than a highly contentious marital split.  An…

Did you know divorce season is upon us? Every family law firm knows one thing about this time of year.  It is the time when most divorce filings happen.  Perhaps this is news to you, or you simply have never considered if divorces have a peak time of year.  Although some reasons for a spike…

Start the New Year Right With a Shared Custody Schedule Divorced parents often have trouble deciding on custody arrangements. In shared custody, both of you will have a say on how your children are cared for, raised, and educated. However, when it comes to the time spent with each parent, there are no hard and…

How Can Meditation Help You During a Divorce? Divorce can leave us feeling lost, abandoned, hopeless, or just plain angry. We don’t know where to start when it’s time to release tension, refocus our minds, and somehow find peace. How Can Meditation Help? You may wonder how can mediation help? It’s a fantastic way to…

Planning For A Divorce In Utah Divorce may be one the most emotional things you can go through next to someone you love dying. Suddenly everything you have known for maybe years will be torn apart. Your home, your possessions, and worse, your children will have to suffer. Making the painful decision to get a divorce…