Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court (Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court. National Edition)

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Successfully present and win your small claims court case.

Thorough preparation for your day in small claims court can make the difference between writing a check and receiving one, so get the only guide to small claims court that provides tips by former judges. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court helps you bring or defend your small claims suit -- without a lawyer. It shows you how to build your case, present evidence, and covers in detail what to expect when you have personal injury, auto damage, dry cleaning damage, or landlord/tenant issues.

Find out how to:

- write a demand letter
- file and serve papers
- prepare a winning presentation
- prepare and present evidence in court
- line up persuasive witnesses
- figure out your how much compensation you deserve
- mediate a settlement
- collect money when you win

This edition is completely updated with a current appendix of small claims rules, including increases in the amounts for which people can sue.

Are you a California resident? Check out Everbody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California.

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Win your small claims case without a lawyer

You don’t need a lawyer to win in small claims court―you need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one.

Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information, tips, and strategies you need to sue someone successfully or put up a winning defense. Find out how to:

· file and serve papers
· mediate an out-of-court settlement
· prepare evidence to support your case
· decide how much to sue for
· line up persuasive witnesses
· present a winning case
· collect money when you win

The 15th edition is completely updated to include the latest procedures for small claims courts in every state. Plus, this book includes useful, practical comments by small claims court judges and commissioners who’ve seen it all.

About the Author:

Ralph Warner - Widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, Warner founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1971. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books after numerous publishers rejected them. Warner holds a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Princeton.

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