CAO 8-3a Instructions for Form CAO 8-3: Decree of Divorce [No Minor Children]
In an uncontested (default) divorce, the Decree of Divorce must have exactly the same information
as the Complaint. You cannot change anything without the agreement of the other party. If there
are changes both of you agree upon, you can file a “Stipulation for Entry of a Decree of Divorce”
Use Court Assistance Office Form No. CAO 6-8 and CAO Instruction 5A.
Exactly like you did in the Complaint, at the top left-hand corner of page 1, fill in your name,
address and telephone number. Fill in the county and judicial district in the heading (for example,
“In the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District in and for the county of Bannock”). Fill in your
full legal name in the caption above “Plaintiff”. Fill in your spouse’s full legal name above
Fill in the Case Number.
Leave the date blank in the introductory sentence.
Check either the first box if this is a default divorce, or the second box if you and your spouse filed
a written stipulation (Form CAO 6-8) for the entry of this Decree.
2. Separate Property.
If there is no need to explain ownership of separate property, check the box. or
If you want the court to order that specific separate property belongs to the Husband and/or
an order that Husband’s separate property, now in the possession of the Wife, be returned to
the Husband, check the box and describe the property in the first section of Exhibit A.
If you want the court to order that specific separate property belongs to the Wife and/or an
order that Wife’s separate property, now in the possession of Husband, be returned to the
Wife, check the box and describe the property in the first section of Exhibit B.
3. Disposition of Community Real Property. A “lien” is a legal right or interest that a creditor
has in another’s property (for example the mortgage loan). The mortgage loan and any other lien
against the property should be listed in the Debt