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Alimony Payments: Are They Taxable Income?

When a couple divorces, there are often a lot of questions about how the split will work. One common question is whether alimony payments are taxable income. The answer to this question can be complicated, so we wanted to take a moment to break it down for you. This blog post will discuss alimony payments […]

How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

  What is Spousal Support? Spousal support is financial assistance that one spouse can provide to the other following a divorce. It is often granted when one spouse earns significantly more than the other and can help to ensure that both parties can continue to live in a similar fashion to how they did during […]

How Much Does it Cost to Get Divorced?

Due to modern life constraints, financial implications often factor into the decision as much as any other factor. Many people often ask, “How much does a divorce cost?” Ultimately they are trying to determine if it is even financially possible for them to have a divorce. Despite the financial difficulties divorce can bring, money concerns […]

Understanding Alimony Awards in Utah

One of the most important jobs a Utah divorce lawyer has is to help their client separate the emotional aspects of their case from the financial ones.  For example, let’s say someone was wronged because their partner was unfaithful during their marriage.  This obviously has a large emotional impact on their life and could lead […]

What you need to know about alimony in Utah

Many people have one simple question, “how does alimony work in Utah?”  Seeking a divorce is usually an emotionally challenging process, but it can also have large financial implications.  Alimony, also known as spousal support is basically when one spouse pays compensation to another after a divorce has taken place.  The goal of this payment is to […]

Understanding Modification Cases in Utah

Modification litigation is a fairly common form of family law issues on court dockets.  In Utah, they happen almost as frequently as divorce cases or paternity.  Let’s take a deeper look at what modifications are looking to achieve, and what you can do if you need to respond to a modification case. What are family law […]

How is Spousal Support Calculated?

Spousal support is essentially the same term as alimony, although that is a somewhat antiquated term.  In Utah, awarding spousal support is determined by the court, and the terms are up to their discretion.  The court will generally request a financial statement from both parties in order to determine several factors.  This includes but is […]

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 uncontested divorce occurs when both parties […]

How to Reach a Fair Alimony Settlement with your Spouse?

Alimony is essentially a payment from one ex-spouse to another to help maintain a lifestyle that is comparable to the standard of living they had during their marriage.  Courts take several factors into account when they determine what the terms, and timeframe the alimony settlement may be.   Unlike child support, alimony settlements are not mandated by […]

Need Help with Alimony? Get Help from a Spousal Support Lawyer

Spousal support, or alimony, is payment to a spouse after a separation or divorce. This payment, based either on an agreement between the divorcing spouses or decided upon by the court, is to limit any unfair economic effects a divorce may have on a lower-wage-earning or non-wage-earning spouse. The spousal support payment offers continued financial […]