Representing Yourself in a Paternity Case in Utah


paternity-attorney-utahWhile this may seem like an obvious question legally it can become a bit more complicated, especially in cases involving a non-married couple. In these instances, the paternity needs to be established legally.

In a perfect world everyone could afford an attorney, but as well all know this is not a perfect world, luckily there are options. The attorneys at Wall and Wall can provide you the help you need. They offer a “do it yourself” or DIY option. The great thing about Wall and Wall is if you take this route you will be dealing with an actual attorney who will provide you the tools you need to succeed. Looking ahead at a court case can be scary and seem impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right assistance, you can be successful in the courtroom. The best part is the initial consultation is free so it gives you a great opportunity to see if this is the right option for you. Since no two cases are alike the initial consultation is a great way to see if self-representation is a good option.


After your initial consultation, you can decide if you have the right kind of case to represent yourself. Wall and Wall have a great deal of experience in this area and will help guide you on your way. They have found over the years that many clients can successfully represent themselves with the proper guidance. If you decide to move forward with Wall and Wall Attorneys at Law, you can expect help in the following areas.

  • Advice on your legal rights as a father
  • Helping to establish paternity
  • Help filing temporary orders
  • Help organizing your case and the facts
  • Advice on how to present your evidence and facts
  • Explanation of Enforcement Orders
  • Help with preparing your Argument
  • Help with “What If” scenarios
  • Document Preparations
  • Reviewing Pleadings

As you can see there is a lot to consider in taking on self-representation, but with Wall and Wall and their DIY program you are not doing it alone. You will have a team behind you and that can be invaluable. There are a few things you need to keep track of:

  • Keep and Maintain all of your Documents
  • Keep Track of All Deadlines
  • Prepare Your Pleadings (with help from attorney)
  • Represent Yourself in Court

In any and all legal matters documentation is invaluable. Throughout the process you should keep a well-organized file of everything that happens and all paperwork. You need to make sure that all deadlines are met on time and early whenever possible. In some instances, an extra day before the filing deadline will allow you the time to react in time. Preparing your Pleadings can be a daunting task which is why Wall and Wall’s DIY paternity service can save your case. Wall and Wall’s services will help you be prepared in every way so that when you step into the court to represent yourself you will be able to do so with confidence.

How to Move Forward With Self-Representation in a Paternity Case

Once you determine if self-representation is the best option for you the process begins. If after the initial consultation you determine that self-representation is your best option, you can prepay for supplemental legal help. Taking on a case is a huge undertaking, but with the right guidance, it is not impossible as long as you stay informed and educate yourself. Legal documents and proceedings can be a dense jungle, but the right attorney can help get you through safely. By using a DIY service, you not only get great legal advice and assistance, but you get the confidence to go out and win your case.

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