Uncontested Divorce

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Uncontested divorce occurs when both parties agree on the terms and conditions of the divorce. This is typically the easiest, most cost-efficient way to handle the divorce process. Typically, every divorce lawyer anticipates disagreements between the parties involved, but mitigation before the hearings can save time and money on court costs.
Regardless if the divorce is uncontested or not, you will still need a divorce lawyer that understands your options and rights in regards to Utah divorce law. The following is a list of some major issues that must be resolved between you and your spouse before filing an uncontested divorce action in Utah:

  • Division of debts and assets
  • Child custody and visitation if you and your spouse have minor children
  • Child support, health and insurance coverage
  • Alimony or spousal support
  • Division of real estate and personal property

  • In order to obtain an uncontested divorce in Utah you or your spouse must reside in Utah for at least 3 months, if minor children are involved, you must have resided in Utah for at least 6 months.

    At the Law Offices of Andrew Fackrell, we will help you prepare your divorce paperwork including:

  • Civil Coversheet
  • Petition for Divorce
  • Vital Statistics Form/Certificate of Dissolution
  • Acceptance of Service
  • Stipulation
  • Affidavit of Jurisdiction and Grounds
  • findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law
  • Decree of Divorce

  • If you and your spouse have children together under the age of 18, then the following forms must be filed as well:

  • Child Support Worksheet
  • Affidavit of Income and Compliance with Child Support Guidelines
  • Child Support Locator
  • Financial Declarations

  • You and your spouse will also be required to complete the Divorce Education Course. The family lawyers at the Law Offices of Andrew Fackrell will assure all the paperwork is filed correctly. If the judge finds that your agreement is reasonable and in the best interest of your children, then your divorce may be finalized without ever appearing in court.

    Contested Divorce


    If your divorce is too complex to be resolved before court, you will need the representation of a divorce lawyer with experience and divorce law knowledge. If your spouse has already filed for a petition for divorce or dissolution of marriage with the county court, you need to contact the divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Andrew Fackrell. Although grounds for divorce in Utah can range from a variety of things, including willful neglect, physical and mental cruelty, adultery, and desertion, most divorce cases are filed as a no-fault divorce. Irreconcilable differences between spouses means that there is no-fault responsible to any party, but that fault can still play a role in the divorce process regarding issues such as alimony and spousal support, so it is important to have an attorney that can discuss these issues before your court proceedings. Income, property, business interests, and other assets and debts must be disclosed to each party before any decisions are made. Spouses will also be required to go to mediation to attempt to resolve your differences. The divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Andrew Fackrell will help mediate these differences, avoiding litigation and higher court costs. If litigation should occur, you will receive expert representation by Salt Lake City's finest divorce lawyers, who are familiar with the legal process regarding family law matters. Don't lose any more than you have too. If you are facing an inevitable divorce in the future, speak to a divorce lawyer at the Law Offices of Andrew Fackrell today.

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