What is a Small Claims Court?
What can you do if someone owes you money or has some property that belongs to you, but it's not enough to justify hiring an attorney to get it? In Montana, these kinds of legal problems can be handled by a special court, and knowing what "small claims court" is and how it works can really pay off. More
Filing a Small Claims Court?
Now that you've decided it's time to file a lawsuit against someone in a Montana small claims court it's time to get to work. 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
As soon as the small claims lawsuit gets filed, it's time to get ready for the trial, the big day when a Montana small claims court decides if you win or lose. It's important that you know how the small claims trial process works and what you can do to help make sure that you win. More
Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial
How do you win a case that's been filed in a Montana small claims court? You need things like bills, receipts and pictures, but don't forget about witnesses at small claims court. They can be a big help by supporting your version of the facts or by explaining something technical about your case. More
After Small Claims Court
You're ready for the trial of a case in a Montana 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! The judge of a Montana small claims court agreed with you and decided that someone owes you money or has something that belongs to you. Unfortunately, winning may not be enough. Actually getting your money or property, which is called "collecting the judgment" isn't always easy. More
Alternatives to Small Claims Court
Is there anything you can do when someone owes you money or has something that belongs to you, but you don't want to file a lawsuit to get it? Not even in a Montana small claims court? There are alternatives to small claims court that may help you get your money or property without going to court. More