Document Clinic

We help eligible, self-represented clients by drafting certain family law court filings. The clinic is virtual, eliminating the need for travel. We work with your schedule to help you get clear, well-written documents to file in your case.

Meet with an attorney online or by phone to draft or review family law court documents for you! Once you pass our screening process, we will set up a virtual meeting or phone call to work with an attorney. You can do the intake process online. To do the intake online, simply request our intake form from and follow the instructions.


  • You must be representing yourself in court (you don't have an attorney).
  • You must meet our screening guidelines (you must be either a) a victim of abuse and your case is tied to the abuse, or b) have household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level).
  • You must call and be screened to see if your case is something we can assist with. You can either call our hotline or attend our weekly clinic.
  • You must be involved in a family law court case in Utah. We cannot provide documents for cases that are in courts in other states.


  • Fill out our intake forms, you can email us at and we will send you our forms. You can also call and speak with one of our with our attorneys at (801) 649-8895 and they can assist you.
  • Complete the digital intake forms that are sent to your email.
  • We will email you or call you after our weekly case meeting to let you know if you have been approved.
  • Once you have been approved, we will set up a virtual meeting or phone call with an attorney. The attorney will then work with you in drafting and preparing the agreed-upon paperwork.
  • Once the documents are drafted and sent to you, you are responsible for filing the paperwork with the Court.


  • Client Information Sheet: This document will ask for your information. Make sure to complete all sections that apply to you and your case or situation.
  • Representation Agreement: This document states that you allow staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, and law students to help draft documents.
  • General Authorization to Release Information: This document authorizes Timpanogos Legal Center, or their representatives, to obtain information about your case.

TLC does not provide in-court representation. TLC's limited representation ends when the documents are complete. A TLC staff member or volunteer may follow up to make sure the client didn’t run into barriers when filing the documents and arranging for service of process.

A request to be served in the document clinic does not guarantee that your case will be accepted for services.

In-Person Document Clinic

An in-person document clinic is held twice monthly from January through May and September through December.

The purpose of this clinic is to provide real-time document preparation for shorter documents. Clients must be referred to the in-person clinic by Michelle Lesue, TLC's Document Clinic Lead Attorney. Walk-ins are not accepted.

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This project was supported in part by the Utah Office for Victims of Crime, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The  opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of Timpanogos Legal Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.

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