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Defendant's Claim and Order to go to Small Claims Court

Statewide Fee of $125.00 plus filing fee's(see below)
**Extra $35.00 per each additional entity served

Amount of your claim: Filing Fee
$0 to $1500 Your filing fee is $30
$1500.01 to $5,000 Your filing fee is $50
$5000.01 to $10,000 Your filing fee is $75

If you have filed more than 12 claims in the past 12 months, the filing fee is $100 (for any claim amount).

A Defendant's Claim is filed after an entity is served with Small Claims documents and then files a claim against the Plaintiff. The entity served must file the Defendant's claim at court, pay filing fees and have the Plaintiff served. As long as the Defendant's claim is filed and served timely, both claims will be heard at the same time. will process your Defendant's Claim from start to finish. We'll file your Defendant's Claim in any California Small Claims Court, pay the filing fees and serve all Plaintiff's. Your only job? Show up and win your case!

Customer Name:

Is this Claim about an Attorney-client dispute:

Yes No
Are you suing a Public Entity: Yes No
Court of Record: County: Branch:
Case Number:
Date of Hearing: Time: Dept.:
Plaintiff #1 Name (person suing you who you are counter suing):
Plaintiff #1 Address:
Plaintiff #2 Name:(extra 35.00 per additional entity served)
Plaintiff #2 Address:
Plaintiff #3 Name:
Plaintiff #3 Address:
Defendant #1 Name (this is you):
Defendant #1 Address:
Defendant #2 Name (if you have a co-plaintiff in this countersuit):
Defendant #2 Address:
Have you asked the Plaintiff to pay you: Yes No
Amount of $$ you believe Plaintiff owes you:
Why you believe the Plaintiff owes you $$:
When did this happen:
Have you filed more than 12 other Small Claims cases within the last 12 months in California: Yes No
Do you understand that by filing this claim in Small Claims court that you will not be able to appeal: Yes No
If you are a company, who is your Legal Representative:

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