Small Claims

What is Small Claims Court?

California has a special court designed to hear and resolve disputes inexpensively and efficiently. In Small Claims Court, plaintiffs can sue defendants for up to $10,000. Small Claims Court does not complicate the legal process with jury trials, lawyers, and extraneous legal maneuvering. The parties themselves present and defend their positions. Hearings in Small Claims Court are relatively straightforward and largely informal.

Small Claims
Amount of Case  Our Fee Court Fee
$1 – $1,500 $99.00 (Ordered online) $30.00
$1 – $1,500 $115.00 (Ordered by phone) $30.00
$1,501 – $5,000 $159.00 $50.00
$5,000 – $10,000 $199.00 $75.00
 

What does our Service package include?

We simply provide you with fast, efficient and accurate service at a reasonable price. We take your case to small claims court as quickly as possible, so you can state your case and recover your losses. Our Small Claims package includes the following:

  • We review the necessary information you provide us to process your case.
  • We determine the proper jurisdiction (where your case will be heard).
  • We file the required papers with the court.
  • We have the court serve the defendant via certified mail with court papers informing the defendant they are being sued. (If you would like the papers personally served, we offer that service for an additional fee.)
  • We deliver to you all the copies of your file/case.
  • California Legal Pros will provide you with a receipt of service so you can also request reimbursement of legal services cost.

California Legal Pros keep you informed every step of the way and are available to answer questions any time. Taking someone to court, even small claims court, can be stressful, and we are here to make it easier for you. Please remember though, that we CANNOT give you legal advice. It is prohibited by law.

Our Small Claims package service is designed to take the guesswork out of the filing of a complaint in the small claims court. Let us deal with your court filings, serving the defendants and all the necessary paperwork while you prepare for your case.

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