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Is there a waiting period for divorce in Utah?

If you are considering a divorce, there are many things to take into consideration, such as the potential impact separation could have on your children and your financial well-being. If you decide to turn to a divorce mediator in Salt Lake City, you may be able to resolve any disputes with your spouse in a healthier manner while conserving time, energy and money. However, there are many divorce-related requirements in Utah that you may want to familiarize yourself with, such as waiting periods.

According to the Utah Courts, divorce decrees are not signed until 90 days has passed after the date divorce petitions are filed. That said, you and your spouse could be able to have this waiting period waived, if you are able to prove that you are going through extraordinary circumstances. Once a motion is filed, the other spouse has two weeks to object by submitting a Memorandum Opposing Motion form.

With regard to the divorce process, you and your spouse may disagree on many issues, from creating a child support order to dividing marital property and how to handle custody matters. Although divorce is often challenging, mediation may prove beneficial and help both you and your marital partner move forward. Regardless of the decisions that you and your spouse make concerning divorce, it is essential to work for a positive outcome, which is particularly important if you have children.

Please keep in mind that this information was written for general informational purposes and is not to be interpreted as a substitute for legal counsel.


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