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.” Also, if the couple has lived apart for three years without cohabitation under a decree of separation, that is considered a no-fault reason for divorce.
A fault-based divorce could occur because of adultery, felony conviction, impotence, drunkenness, willful dissertation for at least one year and possibly other reasons as well.
If the spouses have a child that was produced 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 born from the marriage, it is still possible to complete a Do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce if both parties are in agreement.