Divorce can be a long and stressful situation for all the parties involved and specifically the children. Often the parents are not able to agree on major issues involved with the termination of the marriage, children being commonly the most contested portion of a divorce . A contested divorce is a divorce in which the spouses are unable to reach an agreement on at least one issue related to the termination of their marriage. When a couple enters the divorce process and cannot agree on major issues, they must go to court and ask the court to resolve their differences for them.
In contested divorces, there are numerous issues to be resolved between a husband and wife. When they divorce or separate and the parties are unable to amicably resolve the issues between themselves they may need a court to decide for them.
A contested divorce is a much more involved and difficult process than an uncontested divorce. Contested divorces can involve a long court process that could go all the way to a trial. You may want to try see what you can agree on at the required mediation.
Have you already been served?
If you have been served with divorce papers and there are issues that either party is contesting DON’T WAIT . The law in Utah requires only a 20 day time frame to respond to the petition after being served. If you live out of state you have 30 days to respond to the Petition.
Call us at (801) 436-5757 if you need immediate assistance.
Stevens & Gailey Law can walk you through this process, getting you a fair resolution to your case.
What if I can’t afford a lawyer at Stevens & Gailey?
If you can’t afford an attorney you should first look to the state’s OCAP system. You can fill out all the paperwork and then print out and file them. There are also Free resources through the State of Utah.
Contested Divorce: By Stevens & Gailey Salt Lake City Utah Divorce Attorney