Dividing a Personal Injury Award in a Utah Divorce

Dividing a Personal Injury Award Comes Before Determining Alimony In a divorce action the court is required to determine how to divide the spouses’ property and whether alimony should be awarded. Property division comes first.  See Batty v. Batty, 153 P.3d 827, 829 (Utah Ct. App. 2006) (citing Burt v. Burt, 799 P.2d 1166, 1170 n.3[…]

General Principles Regarding Property Division in a Utah Divorce

In the majority of divorces, the parties need to divide personal property they acquired during the marriage. While personal property items are usually resolved without much argument, the occasional case involves highly contested personal property claims. The cases with contentious property claims usually involve high valued assets. Maybe the parties have several vehicles and toys[…]