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Rule 34. Pre-trial hearing in non-delinquency cases.

(a) Petitions in non-delinquency cases shallbe scheduled for an initial pre-trial hearing.

(b) The pre-trial hearing shall be scheduledon the nearest court calendar date available in all cases where the subjectminor is in temporary shelter care custody in accordance with Section78A-6-309.

(c) In the pre-trial hearing, the courtshall advise the parent, guardian or custodian of the minor's rights and of theauthority of the court in such cases. In the hearing or in any continuance ofthe hearing, the parent, guardian or custodian shall answer the petition inopen court.

(d) Before answering, the respondent maymove to dismiss the petition as insufficient to state a claim upon which reliefcan be granted. The court shall hear all parties and rule on said motion beforerequiring a party to answer.

(e) A respondent may answer by admitting ordenying the specific allegations of the petition, or by declining to admit ordeny the allegations. Allegations not specifically denied by a respondent shallbe deemed true.

(f) Except in cases where the petitioner isseeking a permanent deprivation of parental rights, the court may enter thedefault of any respondent who fails to appear in personor by counsel after having been served with a summons or notice pursuant toRule 18. Allegations relating to any party in default shall be deemed admittedunless the court, on its own motion, or the motion of any party not in default,shall require evidence in support of the petition. Within the time limits setforth in Utah R. Civ. P. 60(b), upon the written motion of any party in defaultand a showing of good cause, the court may set aside an entry of default.