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There Are Many Ways to Save When Doing Your Own Divorce in Utah

When you and your spouse agree on the terms and conditions of your divorce, you can use 3StepDivorceTM to draw up your agreement and other uncontested divorce paperwork necessary to finalize your own divorce. Your Utah do-it-yourself divorce saves you money and time, and in Utah there other ways to save money and cut the costs when doing your own divorce other than just preparing your own divorce papers. Read on to learn about the different steps you can take to lower the cost of your divorce in Utah.

Good Organization is a Must, the Courts Expect it!

When you think about organizing you might think about your pantry or closets but staying organized with your divorce paperwork is a must for a successful divorce. Having your required Utah divorce paperwork in order will save you time and impress the Clerk when you file the documents. The easier you can make it on yourself and the clerk of the court the happier you will be. Time often translates into saving money, especially if you must go back and forth to and from the courthouse because you do not have certain documents or required items, like your marriage or drivers license.

Notarizing Divorce Paperwork in Utah

There may be some notaries that travel but remember, they can charge you for their travel expenses. Notary fees are typically capped at $5.00 however, you may want to call local notaries to see if they charge less. If you work for a company that has an in-house notary, you might want to ask if they would notarize your paperwork at no or minimal charge. Another business to ask would be your bank. Some banks have a notary service for their current customers at a discounted rate.

One of the few documents that will be notarized is the Verified Petition (for Petitioner), which, can be notarized by the Deputy Clerk or a Notary Public. The Acceptance of Service, Appearance, Consent, and Waiver is for the Respondent to sign and must be notarized. Both parties sign and have the Marital Settlement Agreement notarized (but does not have to be at the same time or place). The Affidavit of Income Verification and Compliance with the Uniform Child Support Guidelines (Petitioner) must be signed and notarized if you have children. Also if you have children both you and your spouse will sign and have the Parenting Plan notarized, which again does not have to be at the same time. The Petitioner's Affidavit for Jurisdiction and Grounds for Divorce is also another document that needs to be notarized. The final document in Utah that needs to be signed and notarized by the Petitioner is the Notice to Submit Entry for Default Certificate.

Waiving Divorce Filing Fees in Utah

The filing fee in Utah is $310-$330, depending on the county where you file. The court accepts cash, personal check, and money order or credit card payments. At the time of filing, the petitioner must either pay a filing fee to the court or request a fee waiver if he or she cannot afford to pay. If initiated, the judge will review the financial profile of the petitioner and decide (1) waive all fees; (2) waive some of the fees; (3) deny the fee waiver request; or (4) request more information.

If your motion to waive the filing fee is denied, you can challenge the decision if you have a change of income, or if you have expenses that were not initially presented the first time, or if you will suffer irreparable harm if the divorce action is delayed. You would file a Memorandum Demonstrating Inability to Pay Fees within 10 days of the judge’s denial order.

Paying Taxes Upon Divorce In Utah

The year your divorce is final, you are no longer able to take advantage of the married filing joint status married couples have. You then will be required to file as a single person. Filing singly will place you in a different tax bracket, which you may need to be mindful.

Additionally, the person filing head of the household determines who takes the deduction for the children. The other parent does not get the benefit of the childcare deductions.

Filing Court Papers by Mail in Utah.

Utah Courts permit the petitioner to file by mail but recommends using registered mail to guarantee receipt of delivery. What you need to remember is just because you mailed the paperwork does not mean the court received it. The petitioner can also hand-deliver the divorce papers to the county clerk.

Inexpensive Service of Process in Utah

In Utah, the divorce papers, the summons and complaint, may be served by the sheriff or constable, or by their deputies, by a United States marshal or his or her deputy, or by any person 18 or older at the time of service who is not a party to the action or a party’s attorney.

However, process may also be served by mail. Waiver of service of process keeps down expenses. If the person receiving the Request for the Waiver of Service of Process refuses to accept service by mail and refuses to sign the waiver, the person seeking to serve the papers may ask the Court to assess the costs of the process server to the person refusing to sign the waiver.

Service by mail or personal service by a citizen is the least expensive ways to serve a spouse. Where service includes notice by mail, proof of such mailing is an affidavit. The affidavit, with a duplicate copy of the papers referred to in the affidavit attached thereto, is filed with the court.

Utah Legal Aid Agencies and Affordable Legal Help

Utah has legal services that offer information that can help you if you get stuck in your divorce negotiations and feel the need the advice of a lawyer or even if you simply need a question answered.

Choosing Divorce Mediation in Utah

Utah courts only require mediation for contested divorces. In an uncontested situation, where you and your spouse are in agreement, mediation is not necessary or required. Mediation is appropriate for family and divorce issues if you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms. Mediation promotes healthy communication and a way to set out agreements especially when children are involved.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

START HERE

Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
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or Your Money Back
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