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Louisiana Small Claims

What is Small Claims Court?

What can you do if someone owes you money or won't return your personal property, and you don't want to pay a lawyer to get it? In Louisiana, you can settle these and many other types of legal disputes in a special court. You should know a little about what "small claims court" is and how it works. More

Filing a Small Claims Suit

Your work is just beginning now that you've realized that you have to file a lawsuit in a Louisiana small claims court to get some money you're owed or your property back. Filing a small claims suit means you have to know exactly who you're suing, get the right paperwork and find the right court. More

Small Claims Trials

Now that your small claims lawsuit has been filed, it's time to get ready for the trial -- the day the Louisiana small claims court to decide 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

Other than things like receipts and photographs, what do you need to win a case in a Louisiana small claims court? Witnesses can be a big help by supporting your version of the facts or by explaining something technical about your case, and so they can have a big impact on the outcome of the case. More

After Small Claims Court

You're ready for the trial of your case in a Louisiana small claims court: Your witnesses will be in court, and all of your bills and receipts are in order. Now that you're set, you should have idea of what to expect after the judge or justice of the peace makes a decision in the case. More

Collecting the Judgment

You did it! A Louisiana small claims court agreed with you and decided that someone owes you money or has some of your personal property. Now, you have to figure out how to get paid or get your property. However, collecting on the judgment is often a long and difficult process. More

Alternatives to Small Claims Court

You don't always have to file a lawsuit in a Louisiana small claims court to get back some personal property that someone's holding or to get some money you're owed. There are alternatives to small claims court that may help you get your money or property. More

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