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What Is Small Claims Court?

What can you do if someone owes you money, or won't return your personal property, and an attorney is going to charge too much to help you get it? In Indiana, there's a special court for these types of problems, and knowing about what "small claims court" is and how it works can really pay off. More

Filing a Small Claims Suit

Someone owes you money or has taken your property, and you've decided to file a lawsuit an Indiana small claims court to get it back. Filing a small claims suit involves several things. You have to know exactly who you're suing, have the right paperwork, and file the suit in the right court. More

Small Claims Trials

It's getting close to the time when the Indiana small claims court will decide if you win or lose the case you filed to get some money you're owed. Before you go to the courthouse, you need to have an idea of how the small claims trial process works and how you can help yourself win. More

Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial

When you're getting ready for the trial of a case in an Indiana small claims court, what should you be looking for to help you win? Witnesses can have a big impact on the judge's decision simply by supporting your version of the story or by explaining something technical about your claim. More

After Small Claims Court

It's almost time for the trial of your case in an Indiana small claims court, and you've been busy. All of your papers are together and your witnesses are ready. Now is a good to time to know what to expect after the small claims court has seen and heard all the evidence and decides who wins. More

Collecting the Judgment

The Indiana small claims court agreed with you and decided that the defendant owes you money or has to return your personal property to you. You won! Your work may not be over yet, though. He still has to pay or return your property to you. Collecting on the judgment isn't always easy to do. More

Alternatives to Small Claims Court

Sometimes you may be owed money or someone won't return your personal property. But, even though want to get paid or get your property, you don't want to file a lawsuit, not even in an Indiana small claims court. There are some alternatives to small claims court that may help, though. More

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