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Does it really matter who files first in a Divorce in Utah?
Answer – Not Really
The only time that it really matters who files first is when your case goes to trial. The reason is the Party (person) who filed first puts their case on first, and then they can present rebuttal witnesses after the other Party (person) presents their case. So in essence they almost get two bites at the apple. Still there really is not distinct advantage to filing first.
Another advantage may be that if you file first you can control the timeline of your divorce a little more than your soon to be ex-spouse.
All of these considerations do not give the Party that files first a real “advantage”. Remember to always move your case along in Court. The reason for this is because the Courts get bogged down, and time moves by quickly.
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