I am representing myself pro se as defendant in civil family court. Do I need to have all of my evidence file marked by the clerk's office before it can be introduced to the judge? There was a motion for contempt made with me as the defendant, the motion was filed and marked by the clerk's office and a court date was set. However, there is no certification of service filed. I was sent a typed letter from the plaintiff saying that there would be a hearing and it's date (which was not filed with the clerk's office), but the motion was not attached. Instead, I was sent an answer to the motion (typed by the plaintiff), for me to sign saying that I admitted to the accusations of the motion. I filed for a continuation, given 60 days but the clerk set it for 46 days ....is any of this legal?