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Appealing small claims court judgments and decisions
Appealing small claims court judgments and decisions are only possible if the amount initially claimed by the Plaintiff is less than a certain amount. Typically $300, or if the party who files a claim or counterclaim loses.
Collection agents and judgment recovery specialists
Debt recovery specialists can assist you in collecting judgments awarded in Small Claims Court. There are thousands of collection law firms and private law firms specializing in debt collection.
Collecting small claims court judgments and garnishment actions
Collecting small claims court judgments is not always simple or easy but using the information and tips here should increase your chances for success. Although you are entitled to be paid after winning a judgment, you still need to know how to go after the money.
Small claims court decisions and how to appeal judgments
After hearing all evidence by both parties, the judge will announce his or her small claims court decision; it's called the Judgment. If the plaintiff wins, the judge will decide how much money the defendant owes.
Small claims court preparation and hearing rules
How to prepare your small claims court case and win! Small claims court preparation requires a thorough understanding of the process. First, you must understand that the judge is busy deciding many cases on the same day as yours so use this site to prepare your case and win.
Resource directory of legal and financial services online
Directory of legal and financial services online such as bankruptcy, legal, personal credit and debt consolidation services. Translation and Credit Repair Services plus online shopping.
Debtor exemptions to small claims court judgments
Information for the Judgment Creditor (Plaintiff) If the debtor claims any exemptions, you (the Plaintiff) have 7 days following receipt of the claim of exemption to mail back to the judgment debtor (certified mail, return receipt requested.
How to defend yourself in small claims court
The most important defense begins with you responding to the small claims court notice! DO NOT ignore the notice or the court may just award the Plaintiff a "Judgment by Default" for the full amount of the claim, plus the filing fee.
Financial Services Directory
Additional financial services such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Free letters to stop debt collection harassment with expert advice on your rights and how to handle debt collectors! Fair Credit Reporting Act with In-depth explanations of this law and FAQ.
Garnishee defendant actions after receiving garnishment notification
After receiving a garnishment notification, the law requires the defendant garnishee to answer within 20 days, and either admit or deny that he or she owes money to the judgment debtor.
Final garnishment actions in small claims court judgments
Final garnishment actions that complete the Small Claims Court Process include Processing the Completed Forms and after obtaining and filling in the proper forms, take them to the district court where the court approves them and places them in the docket.
Garnishment process for wages, assets and debtor's accounts
In-depth coverage of the garnishment process for seizing wages, bank accounts and the debtor's other assets! If a judgment debtor owes you money but has failed to pay (or refuses to pay), you can go to someone else who owes them money and take it.
Settling out of small claims court avoids judgments
If you agree with the full amount of the claim or a portion of it, settling out of small claims court may be in your best interest. You can control how the debt is paid, avoid the hassles of going to court and most importantly, you avoid a judgment!
Small claims court forms for filing - collecting judgments
FREE small claims court forms used to file a small claims, collect the judgment awarded, garnish wages, bank accounts and other assets, and for filing exemptions to the small claims court judgment. You can download the forms here.
File small claims court procedures and instructions
Step 1 - Determine who to file your claim against such as a claim against a person or a corporation and then be sure you have the correct name of the person or corporation.
Terms and definitions used in small claims courts
Judgment Creditor: Person who won a judgment in small claims court. Judgment Debtor: Person who owes the money awarded in a small claims court judgment Garnishment: learn more here...
Writs of Execution for recovering small claims judgments
Writs of Execution are never recommended over Garnishment actions because of the costs involved and the difficulty of carrying out the order. In order to obtain a writ of execution, you must first ask the court clerk to enter the judgment.