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The Proof of Small Claim Services
By: Kristine Llabres, Tue May 30th, 2006
Clarisse, a friend of a prominent personality in Long Beach ask
her lawyer about small claim services, she said, “Up to what
amount should it still qualified to be a small claim?”
Her lawyer nodded and said, “It depends.”
Since Clarisse does not know the law well, so she does not post
further questions on her lawyer but there is still doubt in her
that somehow stained the relationship of her with her very own
Read on and be informed. There is no harm if you try to know
these sorts, right?
There are several small claims courts that provide an easy means
for people in their respective states to settle disputes of
under $5,000 without the aid any lawyer. For instance, when it
comes to minor traffic problems, accidents and disputes,
landlord and tenants issues, bad checks, breaches of contracts
and so on, small claim courts allow the people to seek justice
without the law taking into their hands.
Even though these courts are designed to be user friendly, still
the whole legal process often intimidates and confuses the lay
people that prevent them from going forward with an otherwise
perfect case. There is a whole industry built around legal
The lawyers contact out all kinds of work including legal
research, court document retrieval and filing, asset location
and many others. Oftentimes, the lawyer needs the services of
private investigators and expert witnesses. All of these are
available to individuals seeking relief in small claim courts.
A small claim case for instance begins with a complaint and the
plaintiff files the complaint with the court to start the claim.
However, the defendant must be served the complaint that means
that the complaint must be hand delivered to the defendant.
Experienced wise process serves to know all the tricks when it
comes to locating and serving evasive defendants.
Bear in mind that if the defendant has been served the
complaint, the process ever must file a proof of service with
the court and this usually happens 15 or 20 days before the
hearing, depending on where the defendant lives. This will give
the defendant time to build a defense or make counterclaim. The
law says that anyone that is more than 18 not involved with the
case can serve the complaint.
The process however, serves charge very reasonable fees and they
know how to correctly file the proof of process. Well, it is
often better and recommended to invest a little money to get the
job done right and hassle free.
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