Not that many people have a day in court because most will settle before the cases are filed. However, there are situations where individuals go before a small claims court. This is a bench that hears disputes of perhaps $5000 or less, although some states have a higher threshold. It can get confusing and a group legal plan can help sort things out.
There are many reasons why issues end up in small claims court. It can be an argument over a property line, a warranty which is not being honored, or contract that has still has not been completed. The difference between this court and others is the lack of an attorney. Legal counsel will not represent you in court, and you must rely on yourself, instead. It is a reason why some cases don’t get anywhere. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services knows that not all cases before small claims are frivolous. Many are substantial and require a ruling. We wish to be of help and it is why preparing a small claims court case is one of our group legal plan options. Continue reading