How it Works


When both spouses can agree on how to settle their divorce issues, an uncontested divorce may be prepared and filed with the court - saving hundreds, even thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, the process of preparing and filing all the necesary documents to obtain a final court approved decree of divorce can be daunting and confusing. Utah Do It Yourself Divorce makes this process easier for end-users by providing an interview based information gathering interface for divorcing parties (either with, or without children) and upon completion, providing the end user a packet with instructions and documents ready for signing and submisison to the court. 
Should the parties not be in agreement and a contested divorce is desired, users may still use Utah Do It Yourself Divorce and interview to prepare the initial documents that are required for filing and serving your petition for divorce. 
(See our Guide To Uncontested Divorces for explanations of Utah divorce requirements and common issues to consider.)
 

Make sure you qualify for filing for a Utah Divorce.
To get divorced in Utah you or your spouse must reside in a single county in Utah for at least three months immediately before filing the divorce petition. Utah Code Section 30-3-1. If custody of a minor child is an issue, usually the child must reside with at least one of the parents in Utah for at least six months, but there are exceptions.

Grounds for divorce

The grounds for divorce, including irreconcilable differences, are listed in Utah Code Section 30-3-1(3).


Go to our Checkout Page and order your packet.

(Once your payment is received, you will receive an email with a PDF document containing instructions and a link to begin your interview. You do not have to complete the interview in one sitting. You may need to gather information and return to the interview at a later time.  Once you have completed your interview completely, you click on the 'submit interview'. Once, submitted, you will immediately receive a .zip package containing all documents and instructions for filing your divorce with the Utah courts.


Edit any portions of your documents, if needed. Print out your final packet, sign the necessary documents and file your petition for divorce with the court. (Instructions will be included in the .zip packet.)

Attorney Reviewed Documents
For a small cost to upgrade, you may wish to have your documents reviewed with our selected attorney before serving and filing your documents.

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.



NOTE: Once you submit your 'final' interview, you will not be able to alter any information in the interview. You may however, save your interview, without 'submitting' and return as often as you like to make changes. Also, you may make changes/edit your final documents as they are provided to you in Microsoft Word format. (In the event you lose your files, or accidently 'submit' your interview before you have input all the necessary information, you may contact us to re-open your interview.