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What if I was not properly notified about the case?

Your service of process must be done before your court date. There are time limits that must be followed for serving the defendant.


For more information about filing time limits, go to How do I serve notice to the defendant(s)? section. You are not legally required to appear in court if you were not served within the legal time limits. If you choose to go to court anyway, you will be able to present your defense and possibly resolve the case without further delay. This can save you time and additional court fees.

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Small Claims Basics
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Responding to a Small Claims case as a defendant
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Your Day in Court
Collecting a Judgment
Paying a Judgment
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