Divorce Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Experienced Divorce Attorneys on Your Side
The legal process of divorce is often complicated by strong emotions and volatile tempers. The Salt Lake City divorce lawyers at Nelson, Taylor & Associates use their extensive knowledge of Utah family law to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome in the division of marital assets, child support, custody, and spousal support. We have represented clients in everything from simple, uncontested divorces to extremely complex, high-net worth divorces—and everything in between.
Call (801) 901-7046 if you are filing for divorce in Salt Lake City or anywhere in the nearby areas. Your initial consultation is free.
Experienced Legal Representation
The laws pertaining to the various issues in a divorce are complex and nuanced. Our divorce lawyers are knowledgeable of all aspects of divorce law and can provide reliable information about how the law pertains to your situation. We provide realistic advice about your situation and promote your rights in negotiations or in court.
We provide useful information and advice for:
- Child Custody – We work with clients to develop a parenting plan that works for both parents and the children. The court makes decisions based on the best interests of the children.
- Child Support – Generally, the noncustodial parent pays support. We can advise you about how Utah calculates these payments.
- Alimony – Spousal support is determined by the length of the marriage, age of each spouse, earning potential, number of children, marital standard of living, and other factors.
- Property Division – Our attorneys work to help negotiate terms that are fair and in the best interests of our clients.
Divorce is a difficult time, whether you wanted a divorce or not. Our attorneys offer free consultations to help you get the information you need, discuss your situation, and have your questions answered.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Utah?
Utah Code Ann. §30-3-18 states that a couple must wait 90 days after filing their divorce petition before a final order can be entered. In even the most ideal of circumstances, the waiting period cannot take less than 90 days. However, if you are facing a contested divorce, the wait time can take years. If you are hoping to end your marriage within that 90 day period, our attorney can help guide you through each step to help create a much smoother process.
How is Property Divided in a Divorce in Utah?
If the divorce parties cannot come to a mutual agreement, then the court will decide for them utilizing an equitable approach. In other words, the property will be split by how the court evaluates what is fair and just. This is not a 50/50 split, it is decided by many factors including:
- The contributions of each spouse during the marriage
- The income of each spouse
- The age and health of each spouse
Take an Active Role in the Process
Our Salt Lake City divorce attorneys work tirelessly to represent your interests and defend your rights. We can help you take an active role in the process and provide the information you need to make decisive moves to better your situation and move forward with your life. When possible, we work to help our clients come to an agreement in an uncontested divorce, but we are always prepared to fight for your rights in court.