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Consumer/Small Claims

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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. 6/2011) (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.

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

Need Help With Your Small Claims Case? (rev. 8/2011) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

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Instructions

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

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 in Santa Clara County (Rev. 7/2008) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

How to Appeal a Small Claims Judgment (Rev. 2/2008) (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.

Finding the Other Party (Small Claims Court) (rev. 10/2011) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self-Help Center)

How to Find an Agent for Service of Process for a Corporation, LLC or LP (rev. 05/2011) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self-Help Center)

Service of Process on the Secretary of State (rev. 11/2011)

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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 )

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Videos

Resolving Small Claims Cases - video series presented in English, Spanish and Russian as part of a larger series of Alternative Dispute Resolution videos.

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