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Hawaii Small Claims


What is Small Claims Court?

Someone owes you money but it's not enough to justify hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit to get it. What can you do? This when it's good to know some things about what the Hawaii small claims court is and how it can help you get paid by the person who owes you. More

Filing a Small Claims Suit

You're owed money, the other person won't pay, and now you're thinking of filing suit in a Hawaii small claims court. It's going to take some work. Filing a small claims suit involves several things, like knowing who you're suing, having the right paperwork, and filing the suit in the right court. More

Small Claims Trials

Now that you've filed your small claims lawsuit, it's time to start thinking about the trial when the Hawaii small claims court makes a decision. It's time to find out if you win or lose. It's important to know how the trial process works and what you can do to help make sure that you win. More

Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial

When its time for a judge in the Hawaii small claims court to hear the case, what do you need to win? Witnesses at small claims court can be a big help by supporting your version of the facts or by explaining something technical about your case that ordinary people may not understand. More

After Small Claims Court

It's almost time for trial in the Hawaii small claims court. You have all your documents and witnesses ready for the judge to make a decision. Now is a good to time to know what to expect after the small claims court has seen and heard all the evidence. More

Collecting the Judgment

Congratulations! Your hard work paid off, and the judge of the Hawaii small claims court decided that the defendant owes you money. Now, you have to get paid. Unfortunately, winning isn't the always the end of the case. Collecting on the judgment is often a long and difficult process. More

Alternatives to Small Claims Court

Someone owes you money but she won't pay, and you don't want to file a lawsuit, not even in the Hawaii small claims court. What can you do? There are some alternatives to small claims court that may help you recover what you're owed without having to enter a courtroom. More

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