What information is needed to file a small claims case?
It is important that the claim is filed against the right party. The additional time spent researching the correct name could make a difference in the ability to collect on any judgment entered by the court.


Copies of any contracts, notes, leases, receipts, or other evidence in support of the claim must be furnished for each person sued and the court. The originals must be brought to the first court appearance. A full explanation of the reason for the small claims action will be necessary.

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1. What is a small claims case?
2. Is an attorney necessary?
3. Who can file a small claims case?
4. What does it cost to file a small claims case?
5. What information is needed to file a small claims case?
6. Is information needed for suing someone other than an individual?
7. What happens after the filing of a small claims case?
8. Why use mediation?
9. Is a jury trial possible in a small claims case?
10. What happens to the case if a settlement is reached?
11. How does a party collect on any judgment?
12. May a lien be filed against the defendant's property?