Updated Utah Divorce Class Schedule: Summer 2015

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If you’re a parent getting divorced in Utah, this article applies to you.  Utah requires divorcing parents with minor children to complete mandatory divorce education classes.  These classes are designed to teach parents how to make the process easier for their families.  Parents have the option to take the course partially online, but many prefer to attend the class in person.  If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you may remember our article from April covering the spring 2015 schedule.  This follow-up article will cover the summer 2015 schedule, from mid-July until the end of September.

Fees for Utah’s Mandatory Divorce Education and Orientation Courses

Utah has two kinds of divorce courses: the mandatory course, which applies only to parents whose children are under 18, and an optional course for kids, which is targeted toward children ages nine through 12.  The mandatory course is further divided into two separate parts: a prep course (Orientation), and the actual course itself (Education).

If you have minor children, you absolutely must complete both components of the mandatory course before you can obtain a divorce decree, no matter how child custody and child support are being handled in your case.  The sooner you can successfully complete the course, the faster the rest of the proceedings can be concluded, and the smoother the remainder of the process will be for you and your children.

You have two options for taking the mandatory course:

  • You can take Orientation online, but must attend a live Education course.
  • You can take both course segments in person.

Regardless of which option you choose, you will be required to pay a cash-only fee of $30 (per person) for Orientation, plus an additional fee of $35 (per person) for Education, bringing the grand total to $65 for both segments.

However, the court system gives parents a financial incentive to complete the course as soon as possible.  You can get a $15 discount (for Orientation) if you attend a live class – not an online class – within 30 days of filing the petition for divorce.  This also applies to respondents who attend a live class within 30 days of being served with divorce papers.

If you’d like to take the course online, you can get started by going through this Utah State University portal.  Simply create a new account and follow the prompts on the screen.

If you’d like to take the class in person, you’ll need to know when and where to go.

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How to Prepare and Where to Go: Courthouse Locations

Before we get into the Summer 2015 schedule for divorce classes in Utah, it’s important to emphasize a few points:

  • No matter when you choose to go, make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early.  This will allow extra time to register.
  • If you show up late, you won’t be admitted.
  • You cannot bring your children (or any children) to the course, though you are permitted a “support person” such as a friend or sibling.
  • Try to remember to bring your case number with you.  If you forget, you will have to give it to the instructor at another time.
  • Keep in mind that you’re going to a courthouse, which means strict security.  Dress neatly, and don’t bring any weapons, drugs, or other contraband which could get you in trouble.  If you wouldn’t bring it to an airport, don’t bring it to the class.  (Of course, you also want to avoid being charged with drug possession or weapons possession.)

For your convenience, the course is offered at 13 different locations across Utah, one per county, listed alphabetically below.

  • Location 1: Brigham, Box Elder County
    YCU 435 E. 700 S.
    Brigham City, UT 84302
  • Location 2: Cedar City, Iron County
    Iron County Visitor Center – West Conference Center
    581 N. Main St.
    Cedar City, UT 84721
  • Location 3: Farmington, Davis County
    Old Courthouse – East Side
    28 E. State, #230
    Farmington, UT 84025
  • Location 4: Logan, Cache County
    Logan Recreation Center
    195 S. 100 W.
    Logan, UT 84321
  • Location 5: Manti, Sanpete County
    Sanpete County Courthouse
    160 N. Main St.
    Manti, UT 84642
  • Location 6: Ogden, Weber County
    Second District Court
    2525 Grant Ave.
    Ogden, UT 84401
  • Location 7: Price, Carbon County
    Carbon County Courthouse
    149 E. 100 S.
    Price, UT 84501
  • Location 8: Provo, Utah County
    4th District Courthouse
    125 N. 100 W.
    Provo, UT 84601
  • Location 9: Salina, Sevier County
    45 N. State St. #3
    Salina, UT 84654
  • Location 10: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County
    Scott M. Matheson Courthouse
    Room W19
    450 S. State St.
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Location 11: St. George, Washington County
    197 E. Tabernacle St.
    St. George, UT 84770
  • Location 12: Tooele, Tooele County
    Tooele County Courthouse
    74 S. 100 E.
    Tooele, UT 84074
  • Location 13: Vernal, Uintah County
    Old Juvenile Court Building
    780 W. Main St.
    Vernal, UT 84078

Summer 2015 Divorce Class Schedule: Times and Dates

Now that you know how to prepare, what to pay, and where to go, you need to know the times and dates.  We’ve listed them below by month.

July, 2015

Thursday, July 16

  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Location – Brigham City
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

 

Friday, July 17

  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

 

Saturday, July 18

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
    • Education – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

Monday, July 20

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Saturday, July 25

  • Location – Salina
    • Orientation – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
    • Education – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
    • Education – 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

Monday, July 27

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, July 28

  • Location – Price
    • Orientation – 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
    • Education – 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

 

Wednesday, July 29

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, July 30

  • Location – Tooele Courthouse
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Friday, July 31

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

August, 2015

 

Monday, August 3

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, August 4

  • Location – Manti
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, August 5

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Location – Vernal
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, August 6

  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M
  • Location – Logan
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Friday, August 7

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Monday, August 10

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Location – Cedar City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, August 12

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Friday, August 14

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Monday, August 17

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
    • Education – 6:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

 

Wednesday, August 19

  • Location – St. George
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, August 20

  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Location – Brigham City
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

 

Saturday, August 22

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
    • Education – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  • Location – Salina
    • Orientation – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
    • Education – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

Monday, August 24

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, August 25

  • Location – Price
    • Orientation – 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
    • Education – 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

 

Wednesday, August 26

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, August 27

  • Location – Tooele Courthouse
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Friday, August 28

  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
    • Education – 6:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

 

Saturday, August 29

  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
    • Education – 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

Monday, August 31

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

September, 2015

 

Tuesday, September 1

  • Location – Manti
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, September 2

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Location – Vernal
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, September 3

  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Location – Logan
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Friday, September 4

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Tuesday, September 8

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, September 9

  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
    • Education – 6:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

 

Friday, September 11

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Monday, September 14

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Location – Cedar City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Wednesday, September 16

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Location – St. George
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Thursday, September 17

  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
  • Location – Brigham City
    • Orientation – 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    • Education – 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

 

Friday, September 18

  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
    • Education – 6:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

 

Saturday, September 19

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
    • Education – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  • Location – Salina
    • Orientation – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
    • Education – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

Monday, September 21

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, September 22

  • Location – Price
    • Orientation – 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
    • Education – 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

 

Thursday, September 24

  • Location – Tooele Courthouse
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Friday, September 25

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
    • Education – 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

 

Saturday, September 26

  • Location – Ogden
    • Orientation – 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
    • Education – 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

Monday, September 28

  • Location – Salt Lake City
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

Tuesday, September 29

  • Location – Farmington
    • Orientation – 5:45 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
    • Education – 6:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

 

Wednesday, September 30

  • Location – Provo
    • Orientation – 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
    • Education – 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

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