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Information

What happens after the small claims hearing? (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Imperial ) Also available in Spanish.

Get ready for small claims court (prepared by the San Francisco ACCESS Center ). Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

How to collect your money after you win your case (Small Claims) (66 KB) (prepared by the San Francisco ACCESS Center)
Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

Collecting your Small Claims Court Judgment (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

Small Claims Court: How It Works (103 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento)
Also available in Hmong and Vietnamese.

Easy Reader Brochure - Small Claims Court (13 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Kern )

Small Claims Court (890 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou )

Small Claims Manual (557 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego )

Small Claims Checklist (Spanish) (Rev. 03/2008) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino ).

"Avoid Foreclosure 'Rescue' Scams, Report Fraud, and Get the Help You Need" (Rev. 2/2009) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz )

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Instructions

Filing a Claim - Overview (61 KB) (DOC, 13 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Amend a Claim (60 KB) (DOC, 12 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Appeal a Judgment (77 KB) (DOC, 14 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Change a Court Date (60 KB) (DOC, 12 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Collect a Judgment (99 KB) (DOC, 16 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Countersue (78 KB) (DOC, 13 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Name a Defendant (69 KB) (DOC, 13 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Prepare and Present Your Case (74 KB) (DOC, 17 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Subpoena a Witness (72 KB) (DOC, 13 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Vacate a Default Judgment (80 KB) (DOC, 14 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

Locating a Person or Business (83 KB) (DOC, 16 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Find Agent for Service for Corp., LLC, or LP (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center ).

How to Serve the Secretary of State (Rev. 5/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center ).

Service of Process on the Secretary of State for Non-Resident Corporations with No Agent for Service of Process in California (73 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Small Claims Advisor )

How to serve a Small Claims case if you were involved in a car accident with a driver or owner who lives outside of California? (136 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, Small Claims Advisor )

How to Sue a Person that is Suing You (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

How to File a Motion to Vacate (Rev. 7/2006) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

How to Find the Owner of a Business (Rev. 2/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

How to Appeal a Small Claims Judgment (Rev. 2/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

Small Claims Court Checklist for Plaintiffs and Defendants (104 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda )
Also available in Chinese and Vietnamese.

Small Claims Manual (557 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego )

Instructions to Officer Serving This Writ of Possession (56 KB) (DOC, 10 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

Instructions for Filing of a Motion for an Order to Garnish Spouses Wages on a Non-Debtor Spouse (67 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Small Claims Advisor )

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Templates/Samples

Notice of Bad Check (Civ. Code § 1719) (18 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Judgment Decreeing Property Released from Mechanic's Lien (117 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Petition for Decree Releasing Property From Mechanic's Lien and Order Fixing Date and Time of Hearing (107 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

NSF/Closed Account Checks Letter (38 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego )

Request for Change of Address or Boxholder Information Needed for Service of Legal Process (8 KB)

Stopped Payment Checks Letter (28 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Small Claims Advisor )

Stipulation to Vacate Judgment and Order Thereon (53 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Small Claims Advisor )

Declaration in Support of Motion for Services of Process Under Civil Code Section 1962.7 (12 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Small Claims Advisor )

Attachment for Identity Theft Cause of Action (40 KB) (prepared by the (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Notice of Automatic Stay of Court Proceeding (Rev. 12/2008) (To notify the state court that the bankruptcy court has issued a stay) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura )

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Videos

The Basics of Small Claims Court (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin ) (Contact equalaccess@jud.ca.gov to obtain a copy of this video.)

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