How to Win in Small Claims Court in New York
Filing a small claims case allows you to have the court determine your legal rights in cases of up to $3,000. Designed to be more simple and 'do-it-yourself' than typical court cases, small claims court can still be very complicated unless you know the process and language of the courts. How to Win in Small Claims Court in New York simplifies and thoroughly explains everything you need to know to successfully handle your own small claims case, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant.
Complete with court terminology, step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book makes filing or defending suits in small claims court inexpensive and hassle-free.
This book explains in simple language:
Whether you have a valid case
How to file your case
Arguing your case
Defending your case
Settling your case
Rules of evidence
Using expert witnesses
Following rules of evidence
Collecting your judgment
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Introduction to Small Claims Court
Before You Sue
Filing Your Case
Your Trial Hearing
Rules of Evidence
Collecting Your Judgment
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