Texas

Justice Court (also known as Small Claims Court)

Legal Resources

A place where people can go to settle differences between them when the amount in disupte is less than or equal to $10,000.00.

  • How to Sue in Justice Court

    This handbook provides information on how to sue in small claims court and answers questions including who and when to sue in small claims court, determining if retaining a lawyer is necessary, how to prepare a case, and what happens at trial. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association and State Bar of Texas
  • Preparing Your Case

    You have prepared your case for filing with the court. Now you must prepare your case for trial. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Waxahachie
  • Should You Check With A Lawyer?

    Many attorneys will handle a case and obtain a legal fee from the defendant. If you can not resolve your dispute by negotiation, you should try to see if an attorney is interested in the legal merits of your case. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Waxahachie
  • What Happens at the Trial?

    Though less formal than other courts, the trial process is conducted about the same as in any other court. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Waxahachie