Author: Ralph Warner
Release Date: 2016-03-10
You don’t need a lawyer to win in small claims court—you need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one. Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information, tips, and strategies you need to sue someone successfully or put up a winning defense. Find out how to: file and serve papers mediate an out-of-court settlement prepare evidence to support your case decide how much to sue for line up persuasive witnesses present a winning case collect money when you win This edition is completely updated to include the latest procedures and information for small claims courts in every state. Plus, this book includes useful, practical tips by small claims court judges and commissioners who’ve seen it all. If you are a California resident? Check out Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California
Author: Ralph Warner
Release Date: 2010-03-17
Evaluate your claim, figure out your best course of action and represent yourself in small claims court with this definitive guide Represent yourself in small claims court and win! Whether you're a plaintiff or a defendant, if you're going to small claims court in California, you need the expertise found in the only guide that provides tips by former judges. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California shows you how to: evaluate whether you have a winning case mediate a settlement determine how much to sue for write your demand letter file and serve papers prepare evidence and witnesses for court plan a winning courtroom strategy convince the judge that you are right collect your money when you win Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California gives you step-by-step instructions to bring or defend your case. From preparing evidence and lining up persuasive witnesses, to making a presentation in court and collecting the money you're awarded, this plain English book leads you through the entire process of going to court without a lawyer. Plus, it's the only book around that helps you factor in out-of-court issues, such as personal relationships, to help you determine whether going to court is worth the potential for recovery. The 18th edition is updated with the latest rules and statutes for California's small claims courts, including instructions for accessing local courts and finding out their procedures.
Author: Ralph Warner
Release Date: 2010-03-12
All the tools and information you need to successfully present and win your case in small claims court. The only guide to Small Claims Court that provides tips by former judges, Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court helps you bring or defend your small claims suit without a lawyer. This legal primer shows you how to build your case, present evidence, and covers in detail what to expect when you have personal injury, auto damage, dry cleaning damage, or landlord/tenant issues. Thorough preparation for your day in small claims court can make the difference between writing a check and receiving one. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information, tips and strategies you need to sue someone successfully, or put up a winning defense. Find out how to: write a demand letter file and serve papers prepare a winning presentation prepare and present evidence line up persuasive witnesses figure out your damages mediate a settlement collect money when you win The 13th edition is completely updated with a current appendix of small claims rules and limits, an expanded discussion of mediation, and more advice from real judges and commissioners.
Author: Ralph E. Warner
Release Date: 2006
The definitive (and most up-to-date) guide for more than 20 years, this book explains in plain English how to present a winning case from start to finish. It illustrates with step-by-step instructions how to: § decide if you have a good case § write a demand letter § file and serve papers § prepare evidence and witnesses for court § argue before a judge § defend a Small Claims case § collect money after winning.§ determine how much to sue for § mediate a settlement before it goes to court § file and serve papers § prepare and present a winning case Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court gives readers down-to-earth examples and scenarios of common cases, including: § auto repair § rental deposit § auto warranty § property damage § small business disputes Completely updated, the 11th edition includes an expanded discussion of mediation, and how readers can protect their interests should settlement efforts fail. Also includes a comprehensive 50-state appendix reflecting the increased amounts of money people may sue for and all the latest legal developments that you'll need when you're preparing your case.
Author: Ralph E. Warner
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics
Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.
"When you retire, your taxes, and potential deductions, change considerably. Step-by-step ... [this book] explains all these changes in plain English, and covers the tax considerations of doing volunteer work, increased medical expenses, buying a boat, RV or second home, making charitable donations, paying for a grandchild's education, living off your investments, selling or renting out a home, starting a business, [and] giving financial help to family members. Plus, make sure you don't miss a single deduction with easy-to-use checklists."--Publisher's description.
The only book that helps entrepreneurial retirees figure out how to get that dream business up and running! If you plan to retire and start your own business then this one-of-a-kind book is ideal for you. A comprehensive, step-by-step guide, Retire -- And Start Your Own Business is packed with practical, hands-on tools (including a CD-ROM) to help entrepreneurs like you pick and run a perfect business. This book is at the leading edge of the new retirement: more retirees need or want to keep working. It shows you how to: define success for you take stock of your skills and experience work with the time and money you have generate business ideas perform four "reality checks" on your best idea get ready to launch your business understand important legal, financial and tax matters find the best health insurance and more Plus: Retire--And Start Your Own Business provides dozens of exercises that can help you understand exactly what you want from your businesses and your life. The CD-ROM provides Excel spreadsheets, plus additional worksheets and lessons not included in the book. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.
Author: Judge Philip Straniere
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Real advice you can trust and use in small claims court When every other method to collect has failed, a small claim is the right remedy to seek. If you're looking at either prosecuting or defending in a small claims court, with or without an attorney, the information presented in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies is indispensable. The nuances of small claims courts vary from state to state, but the basic approach in preparing and presenting a small claims case is extremely uniform no matter where you are. Regardless of state or circumstance, you can find, trust, and use the info in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies to prepare yourself for your court date. You'll find everything you need to know including establishing a case, settling or mediating a dispute, fees, applications, and other paperwork, statues of limitations, securing witnesses and experts, preparing for court, filing for appeal, case studies and more. Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies also includes the most current information and resources on specific laws, statues, dollar limits, and procedures. Includes the most current information and resources on specific laws, statues, dollar limits, and procedures Offers practical information on securing witnesses and experts Complemented with real-world examples of small claims court cases If you're headed to small claims court, either as a plaintiff or a defendant, you'll want Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies in your corner!
From an attorney and author, a practical workbook for making and documenting important legal, tax, and financial decisions during the life of a corporation--and for protecting the corporation in case of audit. Provides tear-out forms for keeping minutes, arranging meetings, and entering into transactions. Illustrations.
Author: Charlie Mann
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2009
" ... With this comprehensive guide, you will get a complete run-through of everything you need to know before you submit your case to court. The book includes a checklist of things you need to look for before filing a claim, information on how the courts work, and all of the legal jargon--defined--that will be thrown around during the process. You will learn how to state a claim in formal documents and whether your case has a chance of win[n]ing. Different approaches to more than 15 different kinds of small claims cases are provided, along with the limitations on monetary compensation and methods for calculating your own limit. Different legal procedures for bringing legal action against individuals, couples, businesses, and corporations are also provided"--Cover, p. 4.