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Self-Representation in Court

What Is Small Claims Court?

Small Claims Court is where you can file a lawsuit against someone (or they against you) without the help of an attorney.

Damages sought cannot exceed $5,000.

No actions may be filed in a Small Claims Court by collection agencies, collection agents or any other person, firm, partnership, association or corporation involved in the business of lending money with interest.  

Also, you cannot use Small Claims Court to file for a divorce, guardianship, name change, bankruptcy or to contest title to or possession of real estate.