"The law is the last result of human wisdom acting
human experience for the benefit of the public."
- PART 1: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE FILING
- You've been cheated, humiliated or generally feel used and abused
after your last air adventure. Learn the right steps to follow before
you file in court or watch your claim dismissed before you begin.
Explore the differences between Small Claims Court and more formal
state and federal courts to decide the best avenue for your case. Once
you've decided which court to file in, learn how to choose the best
location to sue and which defendants to name in your lawsuit. And, find
out more about Statute of Limitations and how it can make you lose your
case before you even file.
- PART 2: BREAKING THROUGH THE RED TAPE:
FILLING OUT SMALL CLAIMS FORMS
- Filing a complaint can be confusing and a bit overwhelming.
Demystify the process by filing in Small Claims Court where the forms
are quick and easy to fill out. Read more to walk through the process
of drafting your small claims complaint as well as other forms you may
need for the location in which you choose to file. Explore the best
ways to serve the defendant(s) in your jurisdiction and how to handle
the court clerk. And, review all your options so when the clerk stamps
your papers as filed and the defendant is served, you can start
preparing for your day in court.
- PART 3: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DAY IN
- So all you have to do is show up to court right? Wrong! Take the
time to research Small Claims Court so you walk in with confidence.
Find out what you need to know before your hearing. Learn useful tips
to improve your chances to make the most of your day in court. Examine
the hearing process to see what works best for you. Did you win? Did
you lose? Do you need to appeal the judgment? How do you collect? Learn
what you need to do after the judge has rendered his decision whether
to appeal, request a new trial or collect your money.