A divorce petition is how you start a divorce case in Utah. This is the same way that you start a divorce case in Salt Lake City with or without children involved. If children are involved you may have to file a parenting plan. A parenting plan becomes essential if you are not asking for sole custody. If you are asking for sole custody in your divorce in Utah then a parenting plan will not have to be submitted. It almost seems customary in Utah to begin a divorce asking for sole custody in your divorce petition whether you plan on finishing your divorce with sole custody or not. The reason for asking for sole custody in your divorce petition is because it will save you money from filing a parenting plan. Most of the time the parenting plan is longer than your divorce petition therefore equaling more attorney fees.
Make sure you are informed when it comes to your divorce. Being informed will only lead to better decisions made by you and your divorce lawyer. We have offices in Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah to better serve your divorce and family law needs. If you have children and are going through a divorce make sure that your parenting plan is exactly how you want it. The parenting plan will control certain instances and interactions between you children and your ex-spouse. We offer a free consultation. Feel free to call our office to set up a time to talk to one of our divorce attorneys.