About Downloadable Files On This Page
In an adjacent box on this page, I have four files you may download to help you
prepare a Pro Se Answer to a Complaint.
There is a sample Answer I have prepared in both Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format,
as well as being included in WordPerfect (WPD) format.
I have also included the "Appendix of Forms" to
the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. This will serve as another example.
Form 1 will
help with the Caption and Signature block.
Form 11 contains an Answer with a Counterclaim and Cross-claim (take
note that it does not include a Jury Demand which I generally recommend).
Please Note that I have not given any
advice or instructions about a Counterclaim or Cross-claim. If you feel one of these is needed, you will either need to consult
an Attorney or, as a less preferred alternative, the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure (I think it is too complicated for a non-attorney
or party inexperienced with lots of litigation).
Moreover, the jury demand fee has been raised to $250 from $75.
Please make sure to consider whether the potential benefits of having a jury outweigh the fee of requesting one.