Grand County Combined Court offers assistance to self-represented litigants
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS – People representing themselves in non-criminal court proceedings in Grand County will have the opportunity to meet with a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator for assistance with their case.
Based out of the Court Clerk’s Office in the Grand County Judicial Center, the program is designed to help people better understand court processes and forms needed in non-criminal cases, such as divorce and family matters, child support, money claims, small claims disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, restraining orders, probate, or guardianships.
The program is part of a broader program the Colorado Judicial Branch created to help the public and the courts address the increasing number of cases in which parties are not represented by attorneys.
The Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator cannot provide legal advice but will be able to help self-represented parties by answering general questions, providing information about court statutes, rules, policies, and procedures, and assisting them with filling out forms. Discussions are not confidential or privileged; however, because the coordinator is a neutral information provider, assistance is available to parties on both sides of the case if they represent themselves.
Assistance is free and available in person or by phone from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Friday (except court holidays). Appointments are recommended and given priority, but walk-ins are welcome and will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Grand County Combined Court at 307 Moffat Avenue, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451; (970) 725-3357; email 14SelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us; or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Custom.cfm?District_ID=14&Page_ID=471.
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