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Utah Simplified Divorce Procedures

Uncontested divorce hearings may be held before a court commissioner. However, a divorce cannot be granted upon default, and legal evidence and testimony must be taken in every divorce case. However, in a default case, the evidence may be contained in an affidavit of the petitioner. In addition, a sample Petition for Divorce is contained in Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, Appendix of Forms, Form #18. Finally, a financial verification form is also required in child support cases. [Utah Code Annotated; Sections 30-3-4, 78-3-3.1, and 78-45-7.5(5), Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, Appendix of Forms, and the Utah Rules of the Judicial Council].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Utah, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Utah state statutes located at: http://www.le.state.ut.us/ to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Utah Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Utah Laws and the filing requirements.