Grounds for Divorce
In Utah, a divorce can be no-fault or at-fault.
A no-fault divorce can occur if the couple determines that they have “irreconcilable differences” or if the couple has lived apart for three years without cohabitation under a decree of separation.
A fault-based divorce could occur because of adultery, felony conviction, impotence, drunkenness, willful dissertation for at least one year, and other possible reasons.
If the spouses have a child that was born from the marriage, the divorce decree will not be finalized until both of the child’s parents attend a parenting education course and can present a certificate stating they completed this course. Even in cases where there is a child born from the marriage, it is still possible to complete a Do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce if both parties are in agreement.
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