What is Small Claims Court?

What can you do if someone owes you money or has some of your personal property, but you don't want to pay an attorney to get it? In Wisconsin, a special court can handle these kinds of disputes. If you're in a situation like this, you need to know what "small claims court" is and how it works. More

Filing a Small Claims Suit

You've got some work to do now that you've decided that it's time to file a lawsuit against someone in a Wisconsin small claims court. 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

After you've filed a lawsuit in a Wisconsin small claims court, it's time to get ready for the trial: The day the court will decide who wins. Before you get to the courthouse, make sure 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

What do you need to win a case in a Wisconsin small claims court? Things like bills, receipts, and leases will help prove your case, of course, but don't forget about people. Witnesses at small claims court can have a big impact on whether you win or lose the case. More

After Small Claims Court

It's almost time for the trial of your case in a Wisconsin small claims court, but you've organized everything you need to prove your case, and you're ready. Instead of relaxing while waiting for the trial, take some time to learn about what to expect after the small claims court decides the case. More

Collecting the Judgment

Congratulations! A Wisconsin small claims court agreed with you and decided that someone has something that belongs to you or owes you money. Now, you have to figure out how to get your property or money from him. However, doing it, which is called collecting on the judgment, isn't always easy. More

Alternatives to Small Claims Court

Does someone owe you money or have something that belongs to you, but you don't want to file a lawsuit to get it? Not even one in a Wisconsin small claims court? If so, there are some alternatives to small claims court that may help you get your money or property without having to enter a courtroom. More

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