FAQs

What is Utah Self Divorce?
Utah Self Divorce offers a user assisted online docuement preparation service for preparing divorce documents - also known as Do It Yourself Divorce. After purchase, the user will receive an email with a link to the confidential online interview. Upon completion of the online interview the user clicks 'submit' and the user's inteview answers will be compliled into final documents Microsoft Word format, ready for immediate download in a compressed .zip file. Instructions on how to further prepare and file the documents are included as well. Utah Self Divorce is NOT a law firm and does not provide legal advice. The service only assists the user with document preparation.

What is an 'Unconsted' Divorce? 
Can I still use Utah Self Divorce for a 'Contested' Divorce?
An 'uncontested' divorce, is when a party does not dispute, or challenge, the claims and allegations contained in the Petition for Divorce.

A 'contested' divorce, is when a party disputes, or challenges, the claims and allegations contained in the Petition for Divorce.

Utah Self Divorce offers an interview process that produces final prepared documents intended for an 'Uncontested' divorce. However, often a divorce that is intended to be uncontested, becomes a 'contested' divorce when upon receipt of the Petition for Divorce, the recipient refuses to agree to the terms and files an 'Answer to Petition for Divorce' with the court. The final documents in our process are delivered to you in Microsoft Word Format in a compressed .zip file, such that should the a divorce become contested (or for any other reason) you can easily edit and/or modify certain documents as needed. Should your divorce become 'contested' (the other party refused to sign your prepared documents and agree to have his/her default entered) there are further procedures, requiring timelines, that you should become familiar with if you decide to continue with your own representation (Pro Se). We suggest, should this become the case, you contact an attorney to discuss your case and options.

What documents will I receive upon completion of the online interview?
Upon completion of the online interview, you will receive will be able to download your final documents. You will be provided the documents in Microsoft Word (MS Word) format. We provide the Word documents to you so you easily edit any documents as you may need. (Some documents may require further user provided information for filing with the court.)

Sample of included documents:

  • Instructions for Service, Filing and Post-Entry of Decree
  • Cover Sheet for Civil Filing Actions 
  • Vital Statistics Form
  • Verified Petition for Divorce 
  • Acceptance of Service, Appearance, Consent, and Waiver 
  • Notice of Divorce Education Requirements
  • Notice of Rule 26.1 Initial Disclosures
  • Party Locator Information
  • Child Locator Information
  • Affidavit of Income Verification and Compliance With the Uniform Child Support Guidelines 
  • Parenting Plan
  • Child Support Obligation Worksheet (Sole Custody) (User download)
  • Child Support Obligation Worksheet (Joint Custody) (User download)
  • Child Support Obligation Worksheet (Split Custody)  (User download)
  • Military Affidavit
  • Motion for Entry of Default Certificate 
  • Default Certificate 
  • Petitioner's Affidavit of Jurisdiction and Grounds for Divorce 
  • Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law 
  • Decree of Divorce and Judgment 
  • Notice to Submit for Entry of Default Decree of Divorce 
  • Certificate of Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, or Annulment

What technical requirements do I need for the online interview?
We suggest you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Explorer and update your browser.

I purchased the product, what next?
Upon completion of your purchase, you will receive an email with a download link to download instructions. Keep this email and the downloadable file. Contained in the downloaded file will be instructions and a link to the confidential online interview. Keep this downloaded file for future reference.

How do I get help?
Search this site for help first. If you are seeking legal help, seek the aid of an attorney, visit the Utah Bar webiste, or the Utah Courts website. Specific Utah Self Divorce questions can be answered by email, legallines@gmail.com.


Why don't you offer legal advice?
This site and the products it offers does not offer legal advice. The use of this site and the self-divorce interview does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. It is important to understand that Utah Self Divorce assists a user to compile and prepare documents for submission to the court - but offers no legal advice. It is the end-user's responsibility to seek legal counsel and to be responsible for the contents of any documents submitted to the court.