What is Legal Separation?
Utah law defines legal separation as “separate maintenance”. It allows couples to live separately while they try to figure out whether they need to file for divorce. When it comes to divorce, knowledge is power. Couples with children that have filed for legal separation in Salt Lake City are required by state law to attend classes to educate themselves about divorce. Couples without children must wait a 90 day waiting period. Utah law also requires couples that have filed for legal separation to attend at least one mediation session.