(a) Scope ofdiscovery. The scope of discovery is governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 26(b)(1).Unless ordered by the court, no discovery obligation may be imposed upon aminor.
(b)Disclosures. Within 14 days of the answer, a party shall, without awaiting adiscovery request, make reasonable efforts to provide to other partiesinformation necessary to support its claims or defenses, unless solely forimpeachment or unless the identity of a person is protected by statute,identifying the subjects of the information. The party shall inform the otherparty of the existence of such records.
(c) Depositionsupon oral questions. After the filing of the answer, a party may take thetestimony of any person, including a party, by deposition upon oral questionwithout leave of the court. Depositions shall be conducted pursuant to Utah R.Civ. P. 30. The record of the deposition shall be prepared pursuant to Utah R.Civ. P. 30(f) except the deponent will have seven days to review the transcriptor recording under Utah R. Civ. P. 30(e). The use of depositions in courtproceedings shall be governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 32.
(d)Interrogatories. After the filing of the answer, interrogatories may be usedpursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 33 except all answers shall be served within 14 daysafter service of the interrogatories.
(e) Productionof documents and things. After the filing of the answer, requests forproduction of documents may be used pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 34 except allresponses shall be served within 14 days after service of the requests.
(f) Physicaland mental examination of persons. Physical and mental examinations may beconducted pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 35.
(g) Requestsfor admission. Except as modified in this paragraph, requests for admission maybe used pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 36. The matter shall be deemed admittedunless, within 14 days after service of the request, the party to whom therequest is directed serves upon the requesting party a written answer orobjection addressed to the matter, signed by the party or by his attorney. Upona showing of good cause, any matter deemed admitted may be withdrawn or amendedupon the court's own motion or the motion of any party. Requests for admissioncan be served anytime following the filing of the answer.
(h)(1)Adjudication trials. Any person who has been identified as an expert whoseopinions may be presented at the adjudication trial must be disclosed by theparty intending to present the witness at least ten days prior to the trial orhearing unless modified by the court. If ordered by the court, a summary of theproposed testimony signed by the party or the party's attorney shall be filedat the same time.
(h)(2)Termination of parental rights trials. Any person who has been identified as anexpert whose opinions may be presented at the termination of parental rightstrial must be disclosed by the party intending to present the witness at leastthirty days prior to the trial or hearing unless modified by the court. Unlessan expert report has been provided, a summary of the proposed testimony signedby the party or the party's attorney shall be filed at the same time.
(h)(3) A partymay not present the testimony of an expert witness without complying with thisparagraph (h) unless the court determines that good cause existed for thefailure to disclose or to provide the summary of proposed testimony.
(j)Supplementation of responses. Parties have a duty to supplement responses anddisclosures pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 26(d).
(k) Failure tocooperate in discovery. As applicable, failure to cooperate with discoveryshall be governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 37.
(l) Nodiscovery can be taken that will interfere with the statutorily imposed timeframes.
(m) Subpoenasare governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 45.