Dividing Personal Property in a Utah Divorce
Dividing property in a divorce case in Utah is often the most difficult situation within a divorce proceeding especially when the two separating spouses can not agree upon how the property should be split.
Utah is referred to as an “equitable distribution” state in the law. This means that when the divorcing parties are unable to reach a settlement on their own, the court takes into account each individual’s situation and finds an appropriate and equitable solution on their own. Some people become confused because equitable does not usually mean equal but rather what the court determines is fair. To automatically believe that the court will give each side fifty percent of the property of the marriage is the wrong assumption to make.
Equitable Division of Property
Property is any tangible thing that can be owned by a person. Sometimes, property has some sort of value as a whole but can not be divided into pieces. Often the value placed upon the property in a marriage can have very different values depending on what the property is and the emotional connection the two parties each have individually.
Because of the vast differences in value, it very often occurs that negotiations break down and the two divorcing spouses must turn to the court for a solution. The court solution can be lengthy and expensive. Our attorneys do everything possible to make sure our clients get their fair share of property while at the same time keeping lawyer fees down.
Don’t Go Through This Difficult Time Alone
If you or your spouse have made the difficult decision to get divorced don’t feel you must go through the process alone. The experienced family law attorneys at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins, the Salt Lake Divorce Lawyer, can help you to sort through these very real and difficult decisions. Whether through mediation or the lengthy process of a court order of equitable distribution our knowledgeable and understanding attorneys will be with you every step of the way to ensure you receive that to which you are entitled.
Call today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at (801) 903-2616.