Divorce / Legal Separation / Annulment

Divorce

The breakdown of a marriage is almost always a difficult emotional experience. The idea of going through a long and complicated legal process can often seem overwhelming. There are many important issues, which must be resolved. Experienced divorce lawyer Kelly Peterson will help you from the beginning through the end of the divorce process.

The Utah Code contains most of the laws which govern divorces and other family law matters in the State of Utah. Divorce attorney Kelly Peterson, before anything else, will listen to you and answer all of your questions. We will then evaluate your situation and advise you of all of your options under the law. Our goal is to help you make the decisions that protect your legal rights, and that are in the best interests of your family and your children.

After consultation, if it is your decision to proceed with dissolution of marriage, we will represent you throughout the process. We will advise you with respect to legal grounds for divorce, residency requirements and required waiting periods, as well as in the filing of the divorce petition.

We will represent you through all negotiations and work toward crafting a settlement that meets your individual needs. When out-of-court settlement cannot be reached, we have the skill and resources to prepare your case and effectively represent you in court.

Legal Separation

As marriages fall apart, couples begin considering their options for the future. Often, they choose to formally dissolve their marriages through divorce. However, for those who wish to live apart long term but remain married, legal separation is an option.  Those coming to us for assistance with formally ending relationships often cite various reasons for remaining married. Most frequently, we see couples choosing legal separation instead of divorce for religious reasons, state divorce requirements of residency for more than one year or personal reasons (such as maintaining health care or hoping for future reconciliation). Regardless of the reason for choosing separation, the process is very similar  to that of divorce.

At the Law Office of Kelly Peterson, we value the communication that we maintain with our clients. We will advise and consult with you before decisions are made, answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. We will keep you informed at all stages of the legal process.  Kelly Peterson has extensive experience in obtaining equitable solutions in this area. If you have an issue in this area contact us at (801) 616-3301 to schedule a consultation.

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*Child Welfare Law Specialist Nat’l Assoc. of Counsel for Children