In our article, we will address a topic that, although it may seem complex, is more accessible than many think: small claims. This legal recourse is a valuable tool for those seeking justice for amounts of money that would not justify the cost of a lawyer’s fees.
Small claims are judicial procedures designed for cases where relatively small amounts of money are owed. In states like Alabama, the limit is $6,000, although this figure can vary depending on the jurisdiction. The beauty of this system is its simplicity: no juries are required, and a judge makes the final decision, significantly reducing the complexity and cost of the process.
To initiate a small claim, you must meet certain basic requirements. For example, in Alabama, you must be over 19 years old. If a company is involved, the plaintiff must be the owner or an authorized officer of the company.
Small claims are an excellent option for recovering debts without incurring exorbitant legal expenses. It is a relatively simple process that empowers individuals to assert their rights. If someone owes you money and you do not know how to proceed, consider the possibility of a small claim.
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Disclaimer: The information provided here is purely informative. If you require legal advice, we suggest contacting one of our lawyers at Abogados Centro Legal.