Welcome to the Online Court Assistance Program for Stipulated Divorces
A stipulated divorce is a divorce where the parties reach an agreement after beginning their divorce. For example, if at the time the divorce was filed you did not agree on how to divide equity in the home, how to divide your personal property, whether or not alimony will be paid, who should get custody of the children, or any other issue, and you have now reached an agreement, this is the appropriate program to complete the paperwork for your divorce.
Requirements to use this program.
- You must have previously filed for divorce in Utah.
- Your divorce must still be active (not dismissed or already final).
- You and your spouse must have reached an agreement which resolves the issues between you.
This program will help you prepare your final divorce documents, including the agreement which you and your spouse will both sign called a Stipulation.
As you use this program you will be asked a series of questions. Based on your answers, a number of documents will be generated that you will copy to your computer. You may then print out the divorce documents for filing with the court.
If you used the Online Court Assistance Program (OCAP) to prepare your original divorce documents, which were filed with the court, and it has been less than 180 days since you used the program, you will be able to copy the information from the divorce program into this stipulation program. You may then make the appropriate changes which you and your spouse have agreed to.
Should You Represent Yourself or Get an Attorney?
The Online Court Assistance Program is not an attorney, nor does it provide legal advice. When you file papers with the court that you create with the program, you are representing yourself in court.
Choosing to represent yourself is an important decision. When you represent yourself, you are acting as your own attorney. You will be responsible for all the information you prepare and file with the court and will be accountable to the final judgment of the court.
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