Getting Divorced in Utah: Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?
You do not have to hire an attorney, but…
There is no Utah law that requires a person to retain an attorney in order to file for a divorce. However, you should recognize that divorces can get complicated very quickly. Adam Caldwell, an attorney in St. George, Utah, said that some of his highest fee cases have come from “un-doing” mistakes in cases where people tried to go it alone. Consider using the Utah Courts Finding an Attorney page to help you find and work with an attorney.
Also, consider consulting with an attorney to simply discuss your options. There are often free legal clinics through the state courts or through the Utah State Bar available to give brief legal advice. Utah Courts suggests that you might hire an attorney for part of your case or to do one particular thing in your case.
IF you decide to proceed on your own…
The State of Utah has The Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP) to assist people in preparing court documents. This is an invaluable tool as you work through the court system. Also be well aware of the procedural steps when navigating the court system.
See: Getting Divorced in Utah: How Do I Start the Processof Getting Divorced?
Good luck in your search for answers. I hope this is helpful.
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**I am not an attorney and am in no way trying to give legal advice or practice law. The information on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.
Two attorneys in St. George, Utah that practice family law are Sam Draper and Adam Caldwell. The primary source for information on this site has been the Utah Courts Website.