Utah Divorce: Understanding the Division of Property

Whenever going through a divorce in Utah, the ideal solution for splitting up assets is to work together to come up with a way to divide everything up that works for both parties. This may be able to be done using a mediator or other resource. If you can’t come to an agreement, however, the courts will step in and work with you to decide how the division of property will be executed. Utah is an ‘equitable Read More

Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your partner should, therefore, take time to understand and interpret the laws correctly and consider all the aspects while making these important decisions. This is especially true when Read More

10 Mistakes made in Divorces

There are ten (10) mistakes that are commonly made when going through a divorce in Utah. These mistakes made in a divorce can be mitigated or avoided. As all divorce lawyers know, we are biased, we think you always need a divorce attorney. The simple reason for this is because there is a lot at stake in your divorce. The divorce lawyers at Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins offer a free consultation and we will go over Read More

“Holding Harmless” on Marital Debts

It is not necessary for you to prove actual damages for your spouse to be held in contempt or for damages. If you have a divorce decree you likely have language requiring one spouse to hold harmless the other from a debt obligation. This often comes up when fighting over the house. Whichever, spouse gets the house will likely be held responsible for the mortgage and be required to refinance the house within a period Read More

Eliot Spitzer’s Wife wants a Divorce

Reports are surfacing that Eliot Spitzer's wife wants a divorce. This seems to be a long time after the prostitution scandal that forced him to step down as New York's governor. The New York Post is reporting that Silda Spitzer plans on filing for divorce soon. According to the Post, the couple have been living apart since May. This is always a sign of a possible divorce. When a couple is living separately it would Read More

Kim Kardashian Still Facing Divorce | No Divorce Settlement

Kim Kardashian left the court house yesterday without a divorce settlement. Even though she is pregnant her divorce has not been made final. The issue with her divorce is between what she is seeking and what Kris Humphries is seeking. Mr. Humphries is seeking an annulment while Kim Kardashian is seeking a divorce. In Utah, an annulment constitutes that the marriage never occurred. Usually an annulment is sought on Read More

Bankruptcy in Divorce

When viewing your debt obligations contained in a divorce decree, you may be able to discharge your liability to your creditors, because they will never know that your obligations were contained in a divorce decree, but your liability to your ex-spouse will never go way. If you and your soon-to-be ex have a great deal of debt, it is best for you both to file bankruptcy and get rid of all of it, if possible. The Read More