How is a Small Claim case filed?

The plaintiff (person filing the case) must fill out a form which shall state the nature of the claim and the amount allegedly owed. The claim must be filed under oath.

The plaintiff must provide the court with the address of both parties, the plaintiff and the defendant (person being sued). The court notifies both parties of the trial date, and sends the defendant a copy of the claim.

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1. What is Small Claims Court?
2. Is a lawyer required?
3. How big is a small claim?
4. What is a counterclaim?
5. What does it cost and where can I file?
6. How is a Small Claim case filed?
7. What kinds of cases are heard?
8. What happens on the day of the trial?
9. What do I need to bring as evidence to prove my case?