Trials in Divorce Cases
In a Utah divorce case you have the possibility of going to trial, although most cases do not end up going to trial. Trial is the process by which a judge listens to all of the evidence presented in your case and then decides the issues presented. Some issues presented include how the property should be divided and how custody should be awarded.
In family law proceedings the judge has equitable powers and his equitable powers govern. What this means is that fairness rules. The judge has discretion to determine what is fair and his discretion will govern how he rules.
Child Custody – in matters relating to child custody the standard is that the court must do what is in the best in the interest of the child. Thus, the judge, after hearing all of the evidence must decide what truly is in the best interest of your child or children. Because of the wide discretion a judge has in a family matter dispute it is very important that you have an attorney who knows how to present evidence to a judge in a way that will persuade the judge to rule in your favor. Judges are not like juries. They are trained in the law and understand what standards apply. Although they are subject to emotion like any human being they are not as quick to be moved by emotion and will instead address an issue much more objectively than will a jury.
Salt Lake City Family Law Lawyer – Utah Divorce Hotline
At the law firm of Utah Divorce Hotline our family law and divorce attorneys are ready to take your case to trial. From the moment you hire us we prepare your case as though it is going to trial even though the likelihood of that happening is very low. By so preparing we are able to provide an excellent position for our clients in settlement negotiations, and if such negotiations fail, we are primed for trial.
To meet with one of our divorce lawyers, call us at 801.618.1331 or email us.