Kansas Small Claims Court: An Overview

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What's the dollar limit for small claims court cases in Kansas?

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $4,000.

Which court hears small claims cases in Kansas?

Small claims cases in Kansas are heard in the Small Claims (District Court).

Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in Kansas?

You are generally not allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Kansas. If one party has an attorney, then all other parties are entitled to an attorney.

Can a landlord bring an eviction lawsuit in small claims court in Kansas?

Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Kansas, but must be heard by a higher court.

Do I have a right to a jury trial in small claims court in Kansas?

In Kansas, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.

Where can I get more information about small claims court in Kansas?

For more information about Kansas small claims court, see www.kscourts.org/dstcts/4claims.htm or www.ksag.org/files/shared/Small.Claims.Brochure.pdf.

Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles and a Small Claims Court FAQ. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).

Last updated on 10/01/09.

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