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Small Claims Toolkit Now Available

Small Claims Toolkit Now Available

Monday, January 14, 2013

Do you have a legal claim that is less than $5,000? If so, you may be able to handle this matter on your own in Small Claims Court. In small claims court, the parties cannot be represented by attorneys, and you aren't allowed to have a jury trial.  Your case may be decided by a Judge or by a Magistrate.  This toolkit has articles and instructions for handling your small claims case from start to finish. It also has an online interview that you can use to complete the court forms you need to start your case.

If someone has filed a small claims case against you, this toolkit can also help you with articles about small claims court and defending a case in small claims court.  Learn more at http://www.michiganlegalhelp.org/self-help-tools/consumer/i-have-small-claims-case.