Ogden, Utah Divorce Attorneys

The attorneys of Farr Kaufman have collectively handled thousands of divorce cases since the firm was founded in 1979.  This breadth of experience not only enables the firm’s attorneys to efficiently and effectively resolve the most basic to the most complex issues that may arise during a divorce, but also to compassionately assist clients in addressing what is likely one of the most challenging, emotional and difficult events that anyone may face during their lifetime.

Divorce

Divorce is the legal decree that a marriage no longer exists. The process of divorce generally involves addressing the financial needs of the parties and their children, deciding who shall have custody of the children, and dividing the marital property.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties have come to an agreement about how the divorce will be settled. All real and personal property is divided among the two. The couple decides who will be the primary caregiver to the children, and the visitation schedule which includes consideration of holidays, birthdays and school vacations. Child support may be worked out, but that is usually determined by the court. The parties agree as to whether there will be any spousal support for one of them.  Most uncontested divorces are settled by a give and take process, involving the couple and their respective lawyers.

Contested Divorce

Contested divorce usually comes about when there is substantial income or property at issue, or there is a dispute as to who shall have primary custody.  Usually at the outset of a contested divorce, the parties will appear in court on a motion for temporary orders, at the conclusion of which the court will enter an order that temporarily addresses alimony, custody, child support, and property division for the remainder of the case.  The parties will be required to attend mediation prior to trial.  In the event the parties are unable to reach an agreement through mediation or otherwise, the case will proceed to a trial at which the court will permanently decide issues such as alimony, custody, child support, and property division.

Contact Farr Kaufman to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your divorce.