General Legal Advice

How Does Small Claims Court Work in Alabama?

You can file a Small Claims lawsuit in almost any civil case where the amount in controversy is $3,000.00 or less. You do not need a lawyer to represent you because the rules are relaxed and your case will be decided by a Judge and not a jury. To initiate a case in Small Claims Court you need to fill out a Statement of Claim (Complaint) and file it with the clerk’s office in either the county where your claim occurred or where the Defendant (person you are suing) resides.

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Legal Q & A

Q: How many days do I have to return a car after I buy it?

Q: What is a Youthful Offender?

Q: Who is responsible if a tree growing in my yard falls on my neighbor’s house?

Q: If I die without a Will does the State of Alabama get my property?

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Why is it so expensive to hire a lawyer?

The financial investment in the education that it takes to get into a profession like law can be enormous. Just like any other profession or occupation, the longer you do something and the more experience you gain, the better you become at it. Legal fees often reflect the experience level of the professional you are dealing with. You wouldn’t hire a heart surgeon who didn’t know where to cut would you?

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