FAQs


What is Utah Do It Yourself Divorce? 
Utah Do It Yourself Divorce offers a user assisted online document preparation service for preparing divorce documents. 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 compiled into final documents Microsoft Word format, ready for immediate download in a .zip file. Instructions on how to further prepare and file the documents are included as well. Utah Do It Yourself Divorce is NOT a law firm and does not provide legal advice. The service only assists the user with document preparation.

What is an 'Uncontested' or 'No Contest' Divorce? 
Can I still use Utah Do It Yourself 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. 
(See our Guide To Uncontested Divorces for explanations of Utah divorce requirements and common issues to consider.)

Utah Do It Yourself 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 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 in a compressed .zip file. 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 a PDF document that contains your access information. Keep this email and the dowloadedfile. Contained in the downloaded file will be instructions and a link to the confidential online interview. Keep this download 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 Do It Yourself 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 Do It Youreself 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.

Why would I want to have an attorney review my documents for an added cost?
For a small cost to upgrade, you may wish to have your documents reviewed with our selected attorney before serving and filing your documents. Our online interview is meant to be comprehensive in an attempt to address most common issues in divorce. However, an attorney may be able to assist you to point out areas that may need further clarification and legal wording to protect your interests in a divorce, giving you added peace of mind. 

Current Reviewing Attorney:


Jeff D. Rifleman (www.riflemanlaw.com)

Mr. Rifleman is an experienced family law attorney and mediator. Originally from Indiana, Mr. Rifleman received his legal education from St. Mary's University School of Law, in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated in the top 20% of his class. Mr. Rifleman returned to Utah to practice law and maintains a small office in the Salt Lake area. He is fluent in both portuguese and spanish.