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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Understanding Alimony in a Utah Divorce Proceeding Does the granting of a Utah divorce decree require alimony payments? This is a common question our clients frequently ask. The answer depends on several factors. Also known as spousal support, alimony payments are awarded in many cases. Consequently, it is reasonable to expect some discussion on this point during the…