Bountiful Attorney Represents Clients Throughout Divorce
Bountiful attorney Victoria Cramer handles a full spectrum of family law matters on behalf of clients, including the myriad issues that go along with divorce. Going through a divorce can be one of the toughest processes you ever go through in life, and Ms. Cramer recognizes that in order to meet your needs she must intently listen to your questions and concerns. Ms. Cramer knows that no two divorce cases are alike and strives to meet the unique needs of each client and every situation. You will receive the individualized attention you need to get through the entire divorce process.
General Information on Divorce in Utah
In order to file for divorce in Utah, a residency requirement must first be met. You or your spouse are required to live in one Utah county for at least three months prior to the file of the petition for divorce. There are several “fault-based” grounds for divorce, such as adultery, cruelty, or desertion, but most divorces are “no-fault” and based on irreconcilable differences between the spouses.
Some spouses are able to complete the divorce process without disagreement over issues such as child custody, support or the division of property. If, however there are areas of dispute in your divorce, you will be required to go through mediation before trial. Issues that often need to be resolved are child custody, child support and visitation rights.
Utah Child Custody Matters
If mediation fails to bring about a resolution, the court will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. The judge considers many factors in making this determination, including the age of the child, the physical and mental health of the parents, and any history of domestic violence. The result may be the awarding of full custody to one parent or partial, joint custody between the two parties. It is important to be represented by a skilled and knowledgeable Bountiful family law attorney capable of arguing persuasively for the result you desire.
Child Support Information
Parents are required by law to support their minor children. The Utah Child Support Guidelines determine the amount of a parent’s support obligation. The three key components of the guidelines are:
- base child support;
- medical care; and
- child care expenses.
Diligent legal representation from a careful and attentive Bountiful divorce lawyer is essential to a proper determination of support. Care must be taken to ensure that both parties are accurately reporting their income, particularly in complex situations where one spouse is self-employed, owns part of a business, or has complicated assets such as stock options and profit-sharing plans.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney in Bountiful
If divorce is a solution you are contemplating, please contact attorney Victoria Cramer to schedule a consultation. Located in Bountiful, Utah, the office serves clients in W. Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington and surrounding areas. Ms. Cramer will place your concerns at the forefront and provide you with knowledgeable, ethical representation.