What do I need to bring in if I want to file a Small Claims suit against someone?

The paperwork needed for filing a suit in Small Claims will vary from case to case. You will need to bring three (Xerox) copies of any documentation that actually shows where the money being sued for has been expended. That could include anything from: 

  • Bills
  • Contracts
  • Estimates
  • Invoices
  • Promissory Notes
  • Etc.

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1. How do I collect money from someone that owes me?
2. Who can file in Small Claims Court?
3. How much does it cost to file in Small Claims Court?
4. What forms of payment do you accept?
5. What do I need to bring in if I want to file a Small Claims suit against someone?
6. Do you have the forms for me to pick up?
7. What if I am suing a company?
8. What do I do if I want a jury trial to be set on my case?
9. How long after I file the suit will it go to court?
10. What will happen at the mediation session?
11. What if the party I am suing does not appear for the pretrial/mediation?
12. If the case has to be set for a final hearing, how soon will it be heard?
13. How will I be notified of the date of the final hearing?
14. How do I subpoena a witness to the hearing?
15. Will the final hearing be held in a courtroom?
16. What happens to my case if a settlement is reached, prior to the final hearing?
17. If the judge rules on my behalf, what does this mean?
18. What is a final judgment and how do I collect my money?
19. How do I obtain a lien against the Respondent/Defendant’s real property?
20. What is a Writ of Execution/Writ of Garnishment?
21. What are the rights as a defendant or respondent?