On Friday of last week, I sat down and met with a client. The first words out of her mouth were – how do I get a divorce for a drug addict husband?
My first thought was: “wow”
My second thought was: “that sucks”
My first statement was – the same way you get a divorce if your husband wasn’t a drug addict.
Here is a YouTube video that I’ve posted about the process of divorce in Utah.
The process for divorce in Utah all begins with preparing and filing a petition for divorce with the District Court in the County where you have resided for the last 3 months. If you have children, it should be where the children have resided for the last 6 months.
In the petition for divorce, you need to set forth all of the different things that you want to happen in your divorce case. For example, if you want a specific car, you should put that in the petition. If you want the house, you should put that in the petition too.
Think about all of the things you need to address in a divorce case:
1- actually getting the divorce.
2 – children? how will that be addressed?
3 – real estate?
4 – personal property?
5 – bank accounts?
6 – investments or retirement?
7 – debts?
8 – if you have kids, who gets to claim them as dependents on your tax returns?
9 – child support?
10 – spousal support or alimony?
11 – did you own a business?
You see, there are many different issues that need to be addressed. I always recommend that the first thing you should do is call a good divorce attorney to talk about your specific situation so you can get the best advice for your circumstances.
If you are ready to file for divorce or need help modifying a divorce or child custody situation, give me a call 801-676-5506. I’d love to chat with you and help you with your case.
Thanks for visiting – we’ll see you soon.
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 876-5875