Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Small claims Court

Just some brief information on small claims court here in Florida. Some of my readers have asked me for information about the small claims court.

Question: What is the dollar limit that can be claimed in small claims court? In Florida the dollar limit is set at $5000.

Question: Where to sue? You must sue where the defendant resides or where the injury occurred or where a contract was broken.

Question: Who will serve the necessary papers? A police officer, a court appointed adult, or by certified mail with return receipt.

Question: When will be a trial date? In most cases within 60 days after a pretrial conference.

I hope I have answered some of your questions but you really should contact a local attorney if you are planning to bring a claim in the small claims court. They can give you much more information that you will need in planning your case. Most attorney have a first visit free policy and they can determine if your case has merit.

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