Small claims court offers ordinary people the chance to resolve small disputes at a low cost and without a lot of complication. With a little education, you can represent yourself from start to finish in small claims court. Learn how here.
50-State Chart of Small Claims Court Dollar Limits
Find the small claims court dollar limits for any state.
Overview of Small Claims Rules
How does small claims court work in my state?
Small Claims Statutes of Limitations
Know the time limits for filing a lawsuit (statutes of limitations) in your state.
What Types of Cases Can Be Resolved in Small Claims Court?
Determine whether your case is eligible for small claims court.
If You Get Sued in Small Claims Court
If you find yourself at the wrong end of a lawsuit in small claims court, here are your options.
Offering Witness Testimony in Small Claims Court
Gather and prepare your evidence in advance of going to small claims court.
Presenting Your Testimony and Evidence in Small Claims Court
Impress the judge by keeping your comments and paperwork in good order.
Small Claims Court FAQ
Rules and strategies for bringing your dispute to small claims court.
Can I sue for bad dental work in small claims court?
My dental work had to be repaired because of the poor workmanship of my former dentist. Can I file a claim in small claims court -- seeing as how I had to pay for the same crowns twice?
Can I sue a groomer who burned my dog's tail?
Can the grooming fee be recovered?
Can a germ-spreading pet store be made to pay the vet bills?
If the pet store doesn't come through, you can sue in small claims court for the money due you.
Can I sue my ex-boyfriend for unwritten loans?
Am I legally entitled to any housing compensation or money for the loan, even though there was no written contract for either one?