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Bankruptcy Questions

Bankruptcy Questions

Over the past several years more people have filed for Bankruptcy relief than at any other time in our nation’s history. If you are facing financial problems and are considering your options I have provied some answers to the most commonly asked Bankruptcy related questions here. Please understand that these answers are general in nature and are not specific to your case. Always consult with an attorney for specific direction regarding your case.

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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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