What is small claims court?

Answer Small claims court is used to claim small amounts of money or personal property the person believes was unfairly seized by another party. Called the "fast food" of the legal system by the American ... Read More »

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Who pays court costs in small claims court?

When a small claim is initiated, the fees are normally paid for by the plaintiff (the person making the claim). If the plaintiff wins the case the cost is recoverable; if he loses, then he will los... Read More »

What is small claims court like?

Although small claims courts usually only deal with claims under $5,000, they can still carry all of the administrative hurdles of a larger case. However, most small claims cases are not very compl... Read More »

What is small claims court for?

Small claims courts are a way for people to settle disputes involving small amounts of money or contractual obligations quickly and inexpensively. Although a claimant may consult with an attorney a... Read More »

How to Win in Small Claims Court?

Taking your case to small claims court may be your best option in receiving restitution. Before filing your small claim, make every effort to settle the dispute outside of court. A good practice to... Read More »