After spending 20 years together, 13 of which were spent married, an actress most known for her role in the movie “Clueless” is calling it quits with her husband. But why? What could cause a couple who has been together so long decide to just take the high road and end it? Well, as you might know, being in a committed marriage isn’t always easy. There are tough times that take a toll on your relationship and there are instances where two people simply grow apart from one another. There are plenty of reasons why divorces arise but it seems the reason Alicia Silverstone has elected to file for divorce is that it was just her time to separate from her husband.

According to New York Daily News, Silverstone’s rep announced that the two “still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends but have mutually decided to separate after being together for 20 years.” They two have a son together whom they plan to co-parent. If this is actually the case, Silverstone is lucky to walk away from her marriage while still having a healthy relationship with her son’s father as many others aren’t as fortunate.

The fact is, in many relationships, one party may not be ready to part with their spouse and their marriage, while in other cases, one person might be being abused or mistreated and is simply trying to get out before things get worse. But, no matter what the reason might be why a couple decides to end their marriage, it is essential that anyone going through a separation hires a Salt Lake City, UT divorce lawyer to assist with the process.


What you need to know if you are planning on filing for divorce in Utah


If you and your spouse are considering divorce, there are a few things you should be aware of. Below we have highlighted some these important aspects of the divorce process for you.


  1. According to Utah Code Section 30-3-1, in order to get divorced in the state of Utah, you or your spouse must reside in a single county in Utah for at least three months immediately before filing the divorce petition.
  2. You must meet the grounds for filing for divorce. You can read about what those are by clicking here.
  3. Filing for divorce costs money and depending on the type that is filed and what your circumstances might be will determine how much or how little your fees will be. Perhaps a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer can provide you with some clarification on this.
  4. While most court records are made available to the public, as of April 1, 2012, divorce records are now kept private. They can only be viewed by the involved parties, their divorce lawyers, and a few others, but not the public.


If you would like to learn more about how to file for divorce in Salt Lake City, UT, contact now to be connected with a local attorney in your area. Whether you have questions, are seeking clarification, or are ready to proceed on with the filing, our reputable and reliable attorneys are the professional you want to entrust with handling your divorce case.