October 8, 2010

Utah Divorce Education Class

What is Divorce Education Class?

The Utah Divorce Education Class is required for anyone seeking a divorce in Utah that is a parent or legal guardian of children under the age of 18. There are 2 divorce education classes; Divorce Orientation and Divorce Education Divorce Orientation cost $25 per person and Divorce Education cost $30 per person. One can take both classes on the same day and both classes combined are for 3 hours. You are not required to take these classes with your spouse. Parents can attend these classes separately or together, it is up to you.

The Divorce classes are designed to education parents on what to expect after the divorce, from financial issues to issues with how their children will adapt to the separation of their parents. 

Children are not allowed to attend the classes with their parents, but you are allowed to bring a family member or friend to watch your children outside of the classroom. 

Is there anyway to avoid Divorce Education?

You may petition the court to waive your requirement to divorce education, but the court must determine that attending the class would not be necessary, feasible or in the best interest of the parties.  If you fail to file a waiver and do not attend the class, the court can hold you in contempt and force you to attend the class before the divorce proceeding can begin. 

It is best to try not to avoid the class since it can help you know whether you want a divorce and if you decide to file for divorce, the class will help you prepare for the after-effects of a divorce. In some cases which merit waiver, our Utah Divorce Attorneys have been successful in bringing special motions to the court to waive the divorce education requirements.

More Information on Divorce Education

For more information on the divorce education classes in Utah, speak with one of our educated Utah Divorce Lawyers today. We have all the information you need to on the divorce classes and can provide you with additional tips and support for making through a divorce and handling issues with children. These classes are mandatory for divorcing parents and the court imposes time limits upon which parents must attend. Get more information now by calling 801.618.1331.