How to Represent Yourself in Utah Family Courts

April 12, 2014 by Executive Committee, National Parents Organization of Utah

At a recent membership meeting, National Parents Organization of Utah presented general information and suggested resources on representing yourself in court with a focus on family law matters. This information is important for those representing themselves or for those considering self-representation.

Our primary purpose for posting this is to provide a tool and reference information, such as the embedded links, for Utah members and prospective members who are considering self-representation or are already representing themselves. Of course, start with the Forms and Documents and Frequently Asked Questions on National Parents Organization’s website.

The complete presentation, with links to Utah resources, is attached. As you access Utah state offices remember the difference between legal information and legal advice.

Legal advice explains your legal rights, suggests what course of action to take, and the possible consequences of the lawsuit. Legal information is information on court procedures, due dates, deadlines for filing certain documents, when hearings are scheduled and information that is contained in records. Pro se litigants must do their homework.

To be successful in a case, the pro se litigant must become aware of and continually review: Utah Rules of Civil Procedure and applicable sections of Utah Code.

National Parents Organization is a Shared Parenting Organization

National Parents Organization is a non-profit that educates the public, families, educators, and legislators about the importance of shared parenting and how it can reduce conflict in children, parents, and extended families. Along with Shared Parenting we advocate for fair Child Support and Alimony Legislation. Want to get involved?  Here’s how:

Together, we can drive home the family, child development, social and national benefits of shared parenting, and fair child support and alimony. Thank you for your activism.


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