Uncontested Divorce in Utah

Uncontested Divorce AttorneyEnding a marriage is a challenging process, even when both partners agree it's necessary. However, some divorces are less complex, and an uncontested divorce is often one of the simpler and more cost-effective ways to end a marriage. At Fair Price Lawyers, our uncontested divorce attorneys can get you a divorce in as little as 30 days for a flat fee of $1,083.

As the name suggests, uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse aren’t fighting about divorce-related matters. It is a preferred option for couples in short marriages without children or substantial assets, but even those in longer marriages with children or significant assets can opt for this approach.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Uncontested Divorce:

1. What Are the Requirements for Filing for an Uncontested Divorce in Utah? To file for an uncontested divorce in Utah, either you or your spouse must have lived in the county where you plan to file for at least three months before filing. If there is a minor child, the child typically must have lived with one of you in Utah for at least six months before filing, with some exceptions.

2. How Long Does It Take? A divorce in Utah cannot be granted in less than 30 days after the petition is signed. In most cases, contested divorces take longer due to disagreements. However, uncontested divorces can often be granted in just over a month.

3. How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce in Utah Cost? Apart from filing fees, the significant cost savings in an uncontested divorce come from reduced attorney fees. The filing fee is $325, similar to any Utah divorce. With no disputes to resolve, attorneys don't need to engage in extensive legal processes, resulting in potential flat fees for an uncontested divorce.

4. Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce? Technically, no, but it's advisable. While you can cut your hair without a professional stylist, having a lawyer ensures everything is legally sound. A divorce determines rights and responsibilities regarding property, alimony, child custody, and support. Having an attorney review agreements can provide peace of mind and may save money in the long run.

5. What’s the Uncontested Divorce Process? Initiating with a Petition for Divorce and required documents, along with the filing fee, the process involves filing a Stipulation outlining agreements on property, support, custody, and other issues. If there are children, attending a Divorce Education Class is necessary. After 30 days, final documents, including income information for both spouses, are submitted to the court for review.

6. Do I Have to Appear in Front of the Judge? No, if the judge finds the final documents properly completed and in the best interests of any children, a hearing may not be required. Ensuring accuracy in the initial documents is crucial to avoid unnecessary delays.

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