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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

URCP Rule 106 (Rules of Civil Procedure)


Rule 106. Modification of final domestic relations order.
Rule printed on March 25, 2023 at 7:18 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 11/1/2021

(a) Commencement; service; answer.Except as provided in Utah Code Section 30-3-37, proceedings to modify a divorce decree or other final domestic relations order must be commenced by filing a petition to modify. Service of the petition, or motion under Section 30-3-37, and summons upon the other party must be in accordance with Rule 4. The responding party must serve the answer within the time permitted by Rule 12.

(b) Temporary orders.

(1) The judgment, order or decree sought to be modified remains in effect during the pendency of the petition. The court may make the modification retroactive to the date on which the petition was served. During the pendency of a petition to modify, the court:

(A) may order a temporary modification of child support as part of a temporary modification of custody or parent-time; and

(B) may order a temporary modification of custody or parent-time to address an immediate and irreparable harm or to ratify changes made by the parties, provided that the modification serves the best interests of the child.

(2) Nothing in this rule limits the court’s authority to enter temporary orders under Utah Code Section 30-3-3.

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