RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Chapter 2 Divorce Residency Requirements

Pertinent Utah Code Sections.  (See: http://le.utah.gov/xcode/code.html)

§30-3-1

In order to be granted a final divorce in Utah, either party must reside in a the Utah county where that party has resided for at least three (3) months immediately prior to the filing of a divorce petition.  (Generally, if the custody of a child, or children, is at issue, the child(ren) must have resided with either parent in Utah for at least six (6) months.)

If either party is a member of the armed forces of the United States, but is not a legal resident of the state of Utah, but has been stationed in Utah under military orders, and has been for the three (3) months prior to the filing of the petition for divorce, the court may also enter a decree of divorce.

Divorce Note: Make sure you can show you have been a resident in the county that you file your divorce for at least (3) months prior to the filing. If you, or your spouse, are in the military, you may wish to seek advice of an attorney regarding where to file for divorce.