Does it matter who files for divorce first in Utah? Over the years of serving the local community, we have found that many people are concerned if there are any benefits to being the first one to file for a divorce.  In a technical sense, it does not truly matter who is the first to…

Filing First: Is There a Benefit to Being the Petitioner? The person who makes the initial filing in a Utah divorce is called the petitioner, and from that point in the legal proceedings, they are referred to by that title. The responding party is referred to as the respondent. Often times in a divorce, both…