Ogden, UT asked in Divorce for Utah

Q: Who is the petitioner and which case does the courts look at?

Person files for divorce and serves them, spouse after has a lawyer serves him divorce papers under a different case that show filing after. Both cases show different petitioners. Who is the petitioner and who is the defendant as well as which case will the court or judge look at?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Devin W. Quackenbush
Devin W. Quackenbush
  • Murray, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: In this situation, the two cases should be consolidated with the court and the party to file first should be the petitioner. A motion to consolidate the cases should be filed in both cases. If you feel like you require additional help with this, you should contact an attorney to help you.

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