Utah Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Utah Alimony

Utah alimony or spousal support may be awarded based upon the following factors: 
  • the financial condition and needs of the recipient spouse; 

  • the recipient's earning capacity and ability to produce income; 

  • the ability of the paying spouse to provide support; 

  • the length of the marriage; 

  • the standard of living at the time of separation; 

  • any marital fault of the spouses; 

  • if the marriage has been of long duration and the marriage dissolves on the threshold of a major change in the income of one of the spouses; 

  • if one spouse's earning capacity has been greatly enhanced by the other's efforts; and 

  • any other relevant factors.

In general, a Utah court will not award alimony or spousal support for a period longer than the marriage existed.

Utah alimony or spousal support terminates upon remarriage or cohabitation with another person.

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