Small Claims Court
In small claims court a person generally may not sue for more than $10,000 dollars. There are some exceptions to this. Suits may be filed against a person or business. While an attorney can attend small claims court with someone, the attorney is not allowed to speak on his or her behalf.
The process begins by filing a Plaintiff's Claim and Order to go to Small Claims Court. Depending on the case, there are several forms that might need to be attached. For suits of $2,500 or more a declaration form must be included.
A defendant is not required to file a response, but may file a counter claim. For the defendant to pursue a counter claim a Defendant's Claim and Order must be filed.
- Small Claims Document Preparation - $350
- Declaration Form - $85