NOTE: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice, interpretation of law or legal authority. Information distributed herein is accurate to the best of the author's knowledge at the time of publication on this site in January 2006. Laws may change frequently and will vary from state-to-state. You should always check with the court clerk for the most up-to-date information to ensure that you follow all procedures accurately. It is your responsibility to make sure the facts and information provided are up-to-date in your state and applicable to your situation. Information contained herein is a general guide to the legal procedures for filing a claim in Small Claims Court and applicable law should be thoroughly researched before engaging in any form of litigation. Use common sense to determine whether you require the advice of an attorney. Legal advice is always advised in important matters.