Motion for Summary Judgment

Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, you have the right to file a motion for summary judgment when you represent yourself in court.

In a motion for summary judgment, you ask the court to rule in your favor.  This is done before a trial has been held.  In your motion for summary judgment, you argue that the other party cannot win the case or one of the causes of action in the case because facts do not exist in the court record to support their claim.

If there are relevant disputed fact issues, you will not win on a motion for summary judgment.  The facts must be undisputed, and you must win because the law provides that you win under the undisputed facts.

If the other party files a motion for summary judgment, you should be able to defeat it by arguing that there are material disputed facts.