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NCJ Number: 65136 Find in a Library
Title: ALABAMA - THE WHO, WHEN AND HOW OF USING THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Alabama Admin Office of Courts
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Alabama Admin Office of Courts
Montgomery, AL 36130
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO HELP ALABAMA CITIZENS USE THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT, THIS HANDBOOK PRESENTS GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURT, DETAILS FOR THE PLAINTIFF AND THE DEFENDANT, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING FORMS USED IN THESE COURTS.
Abstract: GENERAL INFORMATION INCLUDES AN EXPLANATION OF THE COURT'S PURPOSE, DEFINITIONS OF LEGAL TERMS, AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ELIGIBLE USERS AND TYPES OF PERMISSIBLE CLAIMS. THE POTENTIAL PLAINTIFF IS SHOWN HOW TO FILE A CLAIM IN A SMALL CLAIMS COURT, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AND AFTER A CLAIM IS FILED, WHAT FEES ARE REQUIRED, HOW TO PREPARE A CASE FOR TRIAL, WHETHER WITNESSES ARE PERMITTED, WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE AND DURING THE TRIAL, AND HOW TO COLLECT THE JUDGMENT. SIMILAR INFORMATION FOR THE POTENTIAL DEFENDANT INCLUDES A DESCRIPTION OF PROCEDURES FOR DISPUTING OR REFUSING TO PAY A COURT JUDGMENT AND FOR FILING A COUNTERCLAIM. INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR COMPLETING VARIOUS FORMS USED IN SMALL CLAIMS COURTS, INCLUDING THE STATEMENT OF CLAIM (GENERAL AND SPECIFIC PROPERTY FORMS) AND DEFENDANT'S ANSWER AND COUNTERCLAIM FORMS. A DIRECTORY OF SMALL CLAIMS COURTS IN ALABAMA IS APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Alabama; Court costs; Court rules; Procedure manuals; Small claims courts; Trial preparation
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