Utah’s 90-Day Divorce Waiting Period Will Become a 30-Day Waiting Period

Utah has had a 90-day waiting period for divorce for some time.

This 90-day period means that you have to wait at least 90 days after you file your divorce until it can be finalized.

That is about to change.

The Utah Legislature recently voted to shorten the waiting period from 90 days to 30.

Governor Herbert allowed the bill to become law, even though he did not sign it.

Here will be the new Utah divorce waiting period language:

“Unless the court finds that extraordinary circumstances exist and otherwise orders, no hearing for decree of divorce may be held by the court until 30 days has elapsed from the filing of the complaint, but the court may make interim orders as it considers just and equitable.”

This change will become law, and Utah’s divorce waiting period will change from 90 days to 30 days, on May 8, 2018.

Published On: April 12th, 2018Categories: CourtComments Off on Utah’s 90-Day Divorce Waiting Period Will Become a 30-Day Waiting Period
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About the Author: Marco Brown
Marco C. Brown was named Utah’s Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007 and is currently the managing partner of Brown Family Law, LLC.
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