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Divorce Law Services in Salt Lake City

A divorce is a highly emotionally charged event. Couples getting divorced often feel hurt, scared, angry or bitter and may tend to make decisions based on these emotions. Trevor Casperson of Solon Law is known as one of the best divorce attorneys in Salt Lake City because he has the experience to guide you to make the right decisions for you and your children during your divorce proceedings.

Fair Distribution of Assets & Debt

When you divorce, you’re separating two lives. If everything were split down the middle, it would be easy — but it’s never easy.

To ensure a divorce is fair, the couple’s assets and debt should be split equally. But other factors come into play. How much of the assets were brought into the marriage by each partner? How much debt predated the marriage, how much was accrued after the marriage and for what reasons? Did one partner pay off the other’s debts? Who gets the house? How are the retirement accounts split? What if one spouse makes significantly more money than the other?

Some of these questions are easy to answer based on the divorce laws in the state of Utah, but others can be a matter of contention. That’s why it’s important to get a good divorce attorney in Salt Lake City who has experience with these matters.

Alimony: Yea or Nay?

When alimony is awarded in a Utah divorce case, the period of time it is paid and received can be as long as the marriage. So, if a couple was married for 25 years, one spouse may pay the other alimony for 25 years.

But many factors go into the alimony award. These include whether the spouse seeking alimony works, how long they have worked, how much money they earn in relation to the other spouse, and possibly reasons for the divorce. For example, if one partner commits adultery and leaves the other (desertion), this may affect an alimony award.

It’s best to consult a Salt Lake City divorce attorney before taking any action in dissolving a marriage, such as leaving the marital home, filing for divorce, etc., since these moves can affect your divorce case.

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