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When you file for divorce in utah, one spouse or the other must have been a resident of both Utah and of the county where the divorce will be filed for three months or longer.
There are both no-fault and at-fault grounds for divorce in the state of Utah. The no-fault grounds include irreconcilable differences of marriage and living separately without cohabitation (under a judicial decree of separation) for at least three years.
The fault-based grounds include conviction of felony, impotence, willful discretion of a year or longer, drunkenness and adultery—among others.
If there is a child from the marriage, the online divorce will not be granted until both parents attend a parenting education course and present the certificate of completion to the court.
If, and only if, the court determines that it would be in the best interests of the child, it may choose to award joint legal custody. In this case, both parents must agree to the order of joint legal custody and both parents must be deemed capable of implementing it.
Joint legal custody does not usually mean the children will split time equally between the parents, but it does give both parents the right to be involved in important decisions regarding the child’s upbringing.
The standard child support guidelines developed for the state of Utah will apply in almost all do-it-yourself divorce cases, barring exceptional circumstances. Both parents’ gross incomes and child-related expenses are considered when figuring the child support calculations. The payments for child support continue for a child until he or she reaches age 18 and they may last further—until graduation from secondary education in some cases.
Mediation is available in Utah. The parties are asked to choose from many mediators which the court provides in cases where there are issues that are contested, such as child custody or visitation. If there is a pending divorce, either of the spouses can file a motion to request the mediation of these disputes. By taking these disputes to a mediator, it may enable the case to proceed to divorce without losing the uncontested status.
Standard court filing fees are collected in addition to the costs of using BuyDivorcePapers.com. These costs do vary county by county. Please check with your local courthouse for more information regarding the exact amount you will need to pay when filing your divorce papers in Utah.