What is the Small Claims Court?
The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. As of January 1, 2020, the small claims limit has been increased from $25,000 to $35,000. As paralegals, we are allowed to represent clients in the Small Claims Court.
The best place to settle disputes of $35,000 and under is the Small Claims Court. You may sue for a wide variety or reasons including:
- Contractor Disputes
- Unpaid Loans
- Unpaid Rent
- Property Damage
- Personal Injuries
- Breach of Contract
Going to Small Claims Court is a much faster process than other avenues available and a paralegal from Prudent Paralegals Toronto can make this process even easier. Our paralegals have extensive knowledge about the Small Claims Court and how best to present your claim. Our first step is usually to send a demand letter to the party you have a dispute with. In many cases, a letter from our firm will bring the other side to negotiate with you. If we are not satisfied with what the opposing side has to say, we will commence the litigation process.
Typically, in a small claims matter, all matters go through a settlement conference to determine if the parties can resolve any issues prior to trial. It is extremely crucial that you go well armed into this meeting and a paralegal from our firm can do just that. We are prepared to negotiate aggressively in order to achieve what our clients want. Remember, our interest is to help you get what you want and we will provide suggestions along the way.
For the inexperienced, the small claims trial procedure and process can be daunting. If you do not have a knowledgeable paralegal on your side you may lose your case. You can be sure that our paralegals will advocate your position the best way we can.
Preparing for trial can be a stressful and tiring experience for those who do not know the law nor understand the legal system. In Small Claims Court there are over 50 different forms that potentially need to be filed with the courts. Our paralegals have full knowledge of the Small Claims Court system and will advocate your case strategically. Contact us today for a free consultation.