Steps to Filing a Small Claims Case

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Follow each one of these steps to make sure you file your claim correctly. Click on each step to get more information. You can get help with every step of the process from your court's small claims advisor.

1.  Figure Out How to Name the Defendant 

2.  Ask for Payment

3.  Find the Right Court to File Your Claim

4.  Fill Out Your Court Forms

5.  File Your Claim

6.  Serve Your Claim

7.  Go to Court