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Small Claims

Starting a claim

Beginning an action in Small Claims Court can be intimidating. Often, the cost of a lawyer may be more than the amount that the individual is claiming, and the court process can be confusing. This document explains how to start an action in Small Claims Court and provides information to help you understand the process.

While this document will summarize the rules that both the individual suing and the individual being sued should follow, the reader may wish to review the Small Claims Rules.

Small Claims Rules refer to the rules of procedure in Small Claims Court. These rules include certain requirements for starting an action in Small Claims Court.