You don't need a lawyer to win in small claims court. You need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one.
Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information, tips, and strategies you need to sue someone successfully or put up a winning defense in any state.
Find out how to: file and serve papers mediate an out-of-court settlement prepare evidence to support your case decide how much to sue for line up persuasive witnesses present a winning case, and collect money when you win. The 17th edition includes the latest procedures for small claims courts in every state. You'll also find sample letters, legal forms, and a statute of limitations chart that will help you determine when you must file your case.