The Divorce Process And What You Need To Know
The divorce process can be emotionally stressful for all members of your family. Our compassionate, skilled family law attorney at Featherstone Family Law wants to empower you with his knowledge to help eliminate some of your fear and stress by answering your most pressing questions about the Utah divorce process, below.
Is Utah considered a “no-fault” state?
Yes. In Utah, a spouse who wishes to divorce can do so without consent from their spouse. Also, they are not required to explain why they are seeking a divorce.
How much will my divorce cost?
Every individual and case has unique circumstances, and, depending on what they are, they can impact the cost. Here are a few factors to consider:
- Attorney fees (including but not limited to drafting and filing of pleadings, any needed motions, discovery, etc.)
- Mediation costs
- Utah Office Of Vital Records and Statistics fees
- Petition and summons fees (Court fees and costs)
- Divorce education class fees
These fees ensure that we process everything correctly to protect your rights. If you cannot pay the fees, then our lawyer at Featherstone Family Law can help you file for a fee waiver. It is crucial that you do not represent yourself. Our attorney is here to help you.
When can I file for divorce?
In Utah, you or your spouse must be a resident of Utah and the county for three months before the court allows you to file for divorce.
What if my spouse doesn’t want a divorce?
Since Utah is a “no-fault” state, you don’t need your spouse to consent to the divorce.
Do I need an attorney to represent me in my divorce?
Understanding the laws, court proceedings and legal system and filing the appropriate papers can be overwhelming and stressful. If not done correctly, you could make costly mistakes that prolong your divorce and/or impact the outcome of your divorce and future. At Featherstone Family Law, our divorce attorney has extensive experience and a depth of knowledge that will aid you in finding a resolution to your legal matter. Don’t take on your divorce alone; let our lawyer be your legal advocate. He can protect your rights and future.
Let Featherstone Family Law Be Your Family Law Advocate
The road map for the divorce process is complex and can leave you feeling lost and unsure of where to go, but our experienced divorce attorney can help you get on the right path. He understands the laws and legal system, and with his guidance, he can help you make the right decision for you and your family. Call our American Fork office at 801-960-3359 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with our lawyer.