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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

SRPE Rule 2 (Rules of Small Claims Procedure)


Rule 2. Plaintiff beginning the case.
Rule printed on March 27, 2023 at 4:41 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 7/18/2016

(a) A case is begun by plaintiff filing with the clerk of the court either:

(a)(1) an affidavit stating facts showing the right to recover money from defendant; or

(a)(2) an interpleader affidavit showing that plaintiff is holding money claimed by two or more defendants.

(b) The affidavit qualifies as a complaint under the Utah Code.

(c) Unless waived upon filing an affidavit of impecuniosity, the appropriate filing fee must accompany the small claims affidavit.

(d) In an interpleader action, plaintiff must pay the money in to the court at the time of filing the affidavit or acknowledge that it will pay the money to whomever the court directs.

Upon filing the affidavit, the clerk of the court shall schedule the trial and issue the summons for the defendant to appear.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

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