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What can be considered grounds for divorce in Utah?

Utah law provides for a number of different grounds for divorce.  Although Utah formerly required a showing of "fault" in order to obtain a divorce, it has now followed a number of other states in adopting "irreconcileable differences" as a grounds for divorce.  A divorce that is granted based on irreconcileable differences is often called a "no fault" divorce."

Other grounds for divorce in Utah can include:

- adultery committed by the respondent subsequent to marriage;
- willful desertion of the petitioner by the respondent for more than one year;
- impotency of the respondent at the time of marriage;
- willful neglect of the respondent to provide for the petitioner the common necessaries of life;
- habitual drunkenness of the respondent;
- cruel treatment of the petitioner by the respondent to the extent of causing bodily injury or great mental distress to the petitioner;
- conviction of the respondent for a felony;
- incurable insanity; or
- when the husband and wife have lived separately under a decree of separate maintenance of any state for three consecutive years without cohabitation.

Whether you are involved in a "no fault" or a "fault" divorce in Utah, having an experienced divorce lawyer working to protect your rights is important.  Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation.


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