I Am Suing

How to Sue in Small Claims Court

An overview from filing your case to collecting your judgment.

Naming the Party You Are Suing

Learn how to correctly name the person or business you are suing and why it is important.

Finding a Person or Business

How to find a person or business you are suing.

Venue: Filing in the Right Court

Find the right court at which to file your case.

Small Claims Court Fees

A list of fees charged by the court, the Sheriff and the Secretary of State.

Filing Court Papers

Find out your options for filing court documents.

Serving Court Papers

How to serve court papers on a person or business

Serving a Corporation

Different rules apply when you serve court papers on a corporation.

Suing the Government or a Public Agency

Before you can sue, you must first file a claim with a government or public agency.


Get witnesses and documents to court.

Bad Checks

How to sue for payment of a bad check in Small Claims Court.

Preparing for Your Day in Court: Plaintiffs

After your case is filed, you should begin preparing for court. How to present your case in court.

Checking Your Case Status

Get a case summary from the court online.

Mediation Services

Use our mediation services to resolve your dispute without going to court.