How long is too long for a court to take a family law case under advisement?

In Utah, where I practice, the period of time that a judge has to render a decision on a matter that is submitted for final determination is provided in Utah Code § 78A-2-223:

§ 78A-2-223. Decisions to be rendered within two months–Procedures for decisions not rendered

(1) A trial court judge shall decide all matters submitted for final determination within two months of submission, unless circumstances causing the delay are beyond the judge’s personal control.

(2) The Judicial Council shall establish reporting procedures for all matters not decided within two months of final submission.

I was unable to find any statute or rule that governs how long a court may take a matter under advisement on motions and requests for temporary orders during the pendency of the litigation.

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