Heber City, UT asked in Divorce for Utah

Q: When do the details of the divorce petition become binding? is it at time of filing or once the Judge has signed it?

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Cory Hundley
Cory Hundley
  • South Jordan, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: This is a tricky questions that depends on the specific circumstances of your divorce. Generally, the decree of divorce is binding when it is signed and entered by a judge. However, in many cases, a judge will back date the effective date of the order to the date the petition was filed, or in the case there is a stipulated agreement, to the date the agreement is signed. You should probably contact an attorney to review your particular case and help you determine the best answer to your question.

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