Small claims court is where individuals who feel they are owed money go to pursue their rights to receive that money as well as a judgment. Before going to small claims court, it is best that you learn how filing a lawsuit in small claims court works. Dashner Law is here not only to provide you with exemplary legal services; we’re also here to educate you about how the judicial system works.
Small Claims Court Process
No matter what your small claims case might be regarding, the very first thing that you should do is check current laws regarding small claims actions. For instance, you should be aware of who is allowed to be a plaintiff and where you should file your case.
Once that’s done, carefully review your case with the help of an attorney and make sure that you have a solid case. After that, you or your attorney can send a letter through the mail to whomever you’re seeking payment from to see if he or she would be willing to either repay you or go through mediation, which can be faster and less expensive than small claims court.
When filing a lawsuit in small claims court, you have to figure out which entity will have jurisdiction over your case, which we can help you out with. We also suggest finding out the defendant’s full legal name before bringing him or her to court. Your next step will be to get in touch with the clerk of courts office in order to take care of your court costs. Once that’s done, you can go to the courthouse and file your claim before serving the defendant his or her notice to appear in court.