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• After establishing your account, you will fill-out our custom Small Claims on-line form, remit Credit-Card payment and be issued a reference number. Sit back and let us do the rest!

• Our Small Claims Associates will review your submission. If we require additional information, an e-mail will be sent to you within 48 hours.

• Once we have all the data needed, your Plaintiff’s Claim will be forwarded to the court along with the correct filing fees.

• Once your claim has been filed, we will e-mail you a copy of the filed claim that includes the Case number and Date of Hearing. Your case will immediately be put out for service with our licensed, bonded and experienced Process Servers. Along the way, our Small Claims Clerks will be available for all of your status requests.

• Once your case is served, you will be notified via e-mail. If the service address we were given turns out to be invalid, you will be notified immediately. offers investigative services to locate your Defendant.

• Your Proof of Service(s) will be prepared, and filed by our court service professionals. All documents, including the conformed Proof of Service, will then be sent back to you to prepare for your hearing.

• If the address you have submitted to us is no good and another address is provided, we charge an additional $65 to attempt service on the new address.

• If the defendant(s) cannot be served in a timely manner and you wish to obtain a new hearing date (re-set), our fee is $65 to prepare and file the re-set form with the clerk. You also have the option of showing up at the hearing and asking the judge for a re-set in person. In that case there is no fee to be paid. We also charge $65 to attempt service on the re-set. You can ask the judge to include all these fees in your judgment should you win your case.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this site is not legal advice, but general information on legal issues commonly encountered in the California Small Claims process.'s Legal Document Service is not a law firm and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. cannot provide legal advice and can only provide self-help services at your specific direction.
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