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can a pro se litigant in a family law case request from the

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can a pro se litigant in a family law case request from the judge a clarification on the wording of a prior ruling? In this situation the litigant is not necessarily attempting to overturn the prior ruling or make any other motion that can be viewed as argumentative, or as a motion "against" the other party. It is simply an attempt to have the vague and self-contradictory wording formally interpreted to eliminate the endless debates between the parties that it created.

If so, what type/form of submission is required (Colorado), and is the litigant required to copy the opposing counsel on the submission?
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Under these circumstances, one would typically file a motion for clarification from the court since you are not seeking to modify the order but for the court to interpret the language of the order. Yes you would typically serve a copy of the motion on the opposing attorney so their client has an opportunity to respond and defend on the motion at a hearing if they so choose.

Here is a link which provides a sample copy of a motion for clarification:

http://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/18th_Judicial_District/18th_Cour ts/12CR1522/12CR1522%20People%27s%20Motion%20%28P-7%29%20Motion%20to%20Clarify%20Court%20Order%20Re%20Motion%20to%20Limit%20Pre-Trial%20Publicity%20%28D-2%29.pdf

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

that particular URL does not work, but i can probably find it. I've filed several motions (with pretty good success rate), so i know how to word them. Is the title of the document "Motion to Clarify Prior Ruling"? I know things get thrown out because they are not filed correctly.

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Here is the link again as a hyper-link so you can just click on it to get to the document instead of pasting it in your browser. I just tried it and it does work for me but you need Adobe Reader to view it:

http://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/18th_Judicial_District/18th_ Courts/12CR1522/12CR1522%20People%27s%20Motion%20%28P-7%29%20Motion%20to%20Clarify%20Court%20Order%20Re%20Motion%20to%20Limit%20Pre-Trial%20Publicity%20%28D-2%29.pdf


It is styled as a Motion for Clarification of Order Re: (then set out the name of the order you are seeking to have clarification on from the court).

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

sorry i see it now: "Motion for Clarification of Order re:"


 


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