From the Back Cover
- Prosecute or defend your small claims case
- Grasp small claims court laws, statutes, and procedures
- Settle or mediate a dispute
Real insight you can trust and use in small claims court
When every other method to collect has failed, a small claim is the right remedy to seek. If you're looking at either prosecuting or defending in small claims court, with or without an attorney, the information in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies has you covered. You'll find everything you need to know, from establishing a small claims case to settling or mediating a dispute and everything in between.
- A small claim is a big deal determine if your case belongs in small claims court and then make the big decisions before you take the next step, like how much money you'd like to get and if you need a lawyer to help you get it
- Court is in session get expert tips on all of the paperwork and information you'll need for your day in court
- Make your case discover how to present your case to the right person at the right time in the right way (and how to avoid making any missteps that will compromise your case)
- Keep order in the court find examples of some of the most common types of small claims cases and how to prepare specifically for them
Open the book and find:
- Help for deciding if your case belongs in small claims court
- How you can determine if you have a "civil dispute"
- The limitations of small claims court
- The pros and cons of hiring a lawyer
- How to classify your case in general legal terms
- Tips and guidance on presenting your case in court
- Ways to handle post-trial issues
- Ten blunders to avoid in court
About the Author
Hon. Philip S. Straniere was named an Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 2004 and is currently the Supervising Judge of Civil Court, Richmond County, New York. Prior to going on the bench he was in private practice for over 20 years.