The two options in the divorce process are contested and uncontested. Uncontested doesn’t necessarily mean that the parties always get along and are friends, etc… it simply means that they are both willing to sign a stipulation and settlement agreement that sets forth the terms of the agreement. Obviously getting two people whose marriage is dissolving to agree and work together is not always that easy and there are really only two scenarios where uncontested divorces are that common. The first scenario is couples that have been married for a very short period of time. These couples are usually willing to stipulate to the terms of a divorce because they have little to no property to fight over and often have not had kids yet so child custody and child support are not an issue. The other scenario is couples that have been married for a long time and their children are over the age of 18 and they don’t have much in the way of assets or they agree to an alimony arrangement.
The Uncontested Divorce Process in Utah
If the parties do actually both agree to the terms of the divorce then the process gets much quicker and easier than otherwise. One of the parties still has to file a divorce petition and both parties need to sign the stipulation and settlement agreement but after that its mostly just paperwork and waiting. In Utah, the courts require divorcing parties to wait 90 days before they can be granted a divorce, sometimes that requirement can be waived but not that often. Also Utah courts require that divorcing parties that have children take a divorce education class.
Ogden Family Law Attorney | Uncontested Divorce
If you live in Northern Utah and are looking at the possibility of divorce then call Ogden Divorce Law for more help. We can help you figure out if an uncontested divorce could be a possibility for you. We work in all Northern Utah courts including, Bountiful, Farmington, Ogden, Logan, and Brigham City and we will fight tirelessly to help you defend yourself through out this difficult process.