The KJ Law Firm, located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, offers Small Claims Assistance.
We work with clients to handle matters that are before the small claims court in Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, Pike Road, Selma, Troy, and surrounding communities in central Alabama.
Small Claims Court
Small claims court is for those disputes that involve costs of less than $6,000.
Generally, small claims cases are fairly simple and are not as formal as other types of court cases. Because you’re not fighting over large sums of money, these cases are also fairly inexpensive to file.
Small Claims Court Assistance
Kristine Jones is The KJ Law Firm’s professional small claims attorney.
Kristine will help you put together a case that faithfully represents your side of the story.
Small Claims Case Requirements
In Alabama, small claims cases are limited in both the amount of money you can seek and in who can file these cases.
If you’re seeking damages of more than $6,000 you cannot file in small claims at all. There are also some restrictions on businesses, including partnerships.
In most cases, they are allowed to file a small claims case, but there are some exceptions and special circumstances. Kristine can assist you with any questions you may have if you’re looking to file a case as a business entity.
The small claims court might include cases involving monetary damages and/or return of property.
If you’re looking for a court to pass any other type of judgment, such as issues related to:
The small claims court is not the right venue. You’ll need to file in a different court.
Statute of Limitations for Small Claims
Alabama also has a statute of limitations in many cases, including small claims cases.
This means you will need to file your case in a timely manner. Depending on the situation, the statute of limitations may be between two and six years. Again, contact Kristine if you have any questions about these limits.
In most cases, you will file in the county where the person you’re suing lives. If you were injured, you would file in the county where the injury occurred.
We will handle all of this part of the case so you don’t have to worry about determining where to file.
¹ Photo Credit: The Montgomery County, Alabama courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama. Original photo by Chris Pruitt (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons.➚