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New Jersey Small Claims


What is Small Claims Court?

Everyday, ordinary people doing ordinary things have minor disputes, like a mechanic having trouble getting a customer to pay for car repairs. What do you when you can't afford or don't want to hire a lawyer to get your money? This is when you should know what the New Jersey small claims court is. More

Filing a Small Claims Suit

Now that you've decided to sue the person who owes you money, you need to some of the mechanics of filing a small claims suit in New Jersey. The process requires several things, such as knowing what your claim's about, who you're suing, and filing the suit in the right court. More

Small Claims Trials

The day has finally arrived. It's time for the trial in the lawsuit you filed in the New Jersey small claims court. Before you show up at the courthouse, though, you need to have an understanding of how the trial process works and what you can do to increase your chances of winning. More

Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial

How do you win a case that's been filed in the New Jersey small claims court? Witnesses can make or break your case. They can either support your version of the case or support the other side. So, they can have a big impact on whether the judge decides if you win or lose. More

After Small Claims Court

You've been preparing for your small claims case for some time, and now it's getting near the time when the New Jersey small claims court will make a decision. Before the trial, it's a good idea to understand some of your options after small claims court - what you can do after you win or lose. More

Collecting the Judgment

Your hard work and determination finally paid off. You won the case you filed in the New Jersey small claims court! The judge entered a judgment in your favor. Now, all you have to do is to get the defendant to pay. Unfortunately, collecting on the judgment isn't always easy. More

Alternatives to Small Claims Court

Is a customer refusing to pay for repairs you made to her car? Were you involved in a fender-bender and the other driver won't pay to have your car fixed? You want your money, but maybe you don't want to file a lawsuit. There are alternatives to the New Jersey small claims court that may be of help. More

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