Alimony to Utah ex-husband challenged over murder allegations

While Utah state family law policies are designed to address a large array of matters, there are instances where they fall short of accounting for truly unique cases. In fact, some people find themselves with far more questions than answers when they are forced to deal with the legal issues that can arise out of extreme circumstances.

A Utah family law court has the authority to alter an alimony agreement in instances where a significant and unforeseeable change occurs in the circumstances of the case. Consequently, one woman is requesting that her monthly spousal support payments to her ex-husband be legally stopped. The woman’s ex-husband will reportedly be able to challenge her court petition, which is scheduled to occur later this month. However, the woman is hoping that the court will comply with her request, given the extreme conditions of her case.

Besides the most recent incident of family law litigation, the woman reportedly pursued legal complaints against her ex-husband more than once over allegations of stalking. And now the ex-husband has been charged with several offenses, including aggravated murder, for the death of the woman’s current husband in July of this year.

Given that her ex-husband will face trial for the murder of her husband, the woman does not feel that it is appropriate for her to continue to pay spousal support in the amount of $500 to him every month. People can benefit the most from sound legal counsel and support in cases involving such unusual and/or extreme circumstances,. An experienced attorney can help their clients understand the law and how it applies directly to them.


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