Money Disputes – Small Claims v. Civil Court

There are various types of money disputes, ranging from amounts, reasons, and relationships.  A Limited Civil Case is a case that involves less than $25,000.  An Unlimited Civil Case is a case that involves over $25,000.  Small Claims cases are those for $10,000 or less.

If you are an individual and want to file a lawsuit for $10,000 or less, you have the option of filing a Small Claims case or a Limited Civil case.  There are advantages and disadvantages to both.
Small Claims
In Small Claims, you must represent yourself.  An attorney cannot be hired to appear for you in court, however with the expertise of a Legal Document Assistant, it would not be as daunting of a task, and the filing fees are MUCH cheaper.  The Rules and Procedures are easier to understand and the case goes much quicker.  If the Judge rules against you in a Small Claims case, however, you do not have the ability to appeal.
Limited Civil
In a Limited Civil Case, you can have a lawyer represent you, which can be costly, but they have the expertise, and filing fees are much higher.  You must follow the California Civil Code of Procedure, regardless if you are represented or pro per.  These types of cases can take years to decide, however either side can appeal the Judge’s final ruling.

If you go the Limited Civil route, you can demand up to $25,000.  And if the amount exceeds $25,000, you would need to file an Unlimited Civil case.  San Diego Legal Documents has prepared documents for individuals representing themselves from Small Claims to Unlimited Civil.  We have a team of attorneys that we use for consulting and take care of all [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on Money Disputes – Small Claims v. Civil Court|

Evictions in San Diego

Evictions in San Diego have significantly slowed down.  Back in 2008, when the real estate economy took a fall, due to the massive amount of foreclosures, evictions were happening faster than the law firms could process them.   Evictions still happen, whether it be a breach of lease, non-payment of rent, termination of tenancy, foreclosure, etc.  San Diego Legal Documents has one of less than 20 Unlawful Detainer Assistants in the county to assist you.  What’s an Unlawful Detainer Assistant?  We basically are experts on evictions and handle all of the paperwork for a fraction of the cost of an attorney.  We are also able to handle any bankruptcies as they pertain to an eviction.

Tenants have more rights than most realize.  When an owner is attempting to evict a tenant, they are met with several delay tactics and do not always know how to respond to them without legal counsel.  We are able to provide you with specific advice regarding the eviction, prepare your paperwork, file with the court, and serve the tenant.  Tenants now have these stall tactics down to a science and are able to find them online very easily.  Fight back without going completely broke.  Please contact San Diego Legal Documents for a complimentary consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you.

By |August 4th, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on Evictions in San Diego|