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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah House has approved a bill that would require couples seeking divorce to participate in good faith in at least one session of mediation.
It would cost the state nearly 76 thousand dollars a year to hire a court administrator and couples 75 dollars to 200 dollars an hour for counseling.
The sponsor -- Representative Ben Ferry of Corinne -- said the mediation could reduce the divorce caseload in the courts.
The House approved the bill on a 65-to-five vote.
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