What Is Small Claims Court?

What can you do if you're owed money, such as from a tenant or a customer, but it's not enough to justify hiring an attorney? In Oklahoma, these types of disputes and others are handled by a special court. It's a good idea to know a little about what "small claims court" is and how it works. More

Filing a Small Claims Suit

Now that you've decided that it's time to file a lawsuit against someone in a Oklahoma small claims court, the real work begins. Filing a small claims suit involves several things, such as knowing exactly who you're suing, having the right paperwork, and filing the lawsuit in the right court. More

Small Claims Trials

Now that your small claims lawsuit has been filed, you need to start thinking about the trial, that is, when the Oklahoma small claims court decides if you win or lose. It's important to know how the trial process works and what you can do to help make sure you're on the winning side. More

Witnesses at a Small Claims Trial

Your trial in the Oklahoma small claims court is coming up and you're getting ready for it. What do you need to win? Witnesses can support your version of the story, or explain to the judge something technical about your claim, and so they can be a big factor in the judge's decision. More

After Small Claims Court

You're ready for trial. Your witnesses will be in court to testify for you, and you have all your documents and papers ready for the judge to look at. It's a good time now for you to get an idea of what to expect after the Oklahoma small claims court has seen and heard all the evidence. More

Collecting the Judgment

You won! The Oklahoma small claims court agreed with you and decided that the defendant owes you money. It may not be over, though. You still have to get paid. Unfortunately, collecting on the judgment is often a long and difficult process. More

Alternatives to Small Claims Court

It may be that someone owes you money, like a friend who refuses to repay a loan you made to him, but you don't want to file a lawsuit to get the money. You even want to avoid the Oklahoma small claims court. That's OK. There are some alternatives to small claims court that may help. More

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