PARALEGAL SERVICES: THE LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

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Matters that are heard in Small Claims Court can range from:

  • An action for payment of monies owed
  • A breach in a contractual relationship
  • Recovery of possessions or personal property


There is a limit of $25,000 for amounts being claimed in a suit. If you lost more, you can still go to Small Claims Court; however, you will have to give up any money that you are owed over the specified limit of $25,000. In addition, you must give up the right to sue for that excess money in any other court both now and in the future.

It is also not permitted to divide the amount of money you are claiming into two separate actions in order to justify collecting the entire amount. If you have a matter that exceeds the Small Claims Court threshold of $25,000 and you are not willing to give any of the money up, then you will have to take the matter to Superior Court.

Small Claims Court is also a venue where you may enforce financial judgments that were granted outside of Court on cases that were made before boards and tribunals.