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Representing Yourself

Tips for Success in the Courtroom

Make a good impression on the judge by following a few simple rules.

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Tips for Collecting Your Judgment

You won your lawsuit -- but how do you collect what you're owed?

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Ten Tips for Staying Sane in Court

Going to court initially evokes strong emotions: anxiety if you're the one being sued; hope and excitement if you're the one bringing the case.

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Preparing for a Jury Trial

Representing yourself at a jury trial is a bit more cumbersome than at a trial in front of the judge alone.

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What to Do If the Other Side Has a Lawyer

If you are suing someone and you have good information, there is no reason to back down just because a lawyer shows up on the other side.

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What to Do After You File Your Lawsuit: Making a Discovery Plan

Once you file a lawsuit, you'll have to make a number of decisions -- and meet a number of deadlines -- before your case actually goes to trial. One o...

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Going to Court: Surviving the Courtroom

The best way for a nonlawyer to survive the courtroom is to avoid it altogether -- by settling your dispute or arranging to have it diverted to mediat...

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Formal Discovery: Gathering Evidence for Your Lawsuit

Once a lawsuit gets underway, parties to the lawsuit or their lawyers start gathering information related to the lawsuit.

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Collect Your Court Judgment With a Real Estate Lien

If you win a judgment against someone who doesn't pay up (the "judgment debtor"), you can have a "lien" put on property the person owns.

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Collect Your Court Judgment With a Wage Garnishment

If you have won a court judgment against someone with a decent job, you may be able to intercept up to 25% of his or her wages to satisfy your judgmen...

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Collect Your Court Judgment From Deposit Accounts

If you've won a judgment against someone (called the "judgment debtor"), and they don't pay voluntarily, it will be up to you to go after the money.

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Can You Collect Your Judgment?

Even if you win a lawsuit, you still have to collect your judgment. And the court won't collect it for you -- when it comes to collecting what you're ...

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