How Small Claims Works in CA (PDF download at top of page)
Before I talk about anything else, I need to make sure that I impress upon my readers the absolute requirement that a Small Claims Plaintiff first demand payment or equitable relief from the Small Claims Defendant before they sue in Small Claims Court. It is mandatory that you let somebody know that they owe you money or equitable relief before you sue them in Small Claims. It is the unauthorized practice of law for me to write a Demand Letter on your behalf because I am not an attorney. As part of a LegalShield Membership, your Attorney at your Partner Law Firm will write you a Demand Letter. They will also advise you on any issues which might make it appropriate to sue in Limited Civil Court, or even Unlimited Civil Court. There are quite a few reasons why it is a good thing to talk with an Attorney before filing a Small Claims Lawsuit against another person…..