You should talk with an attorney before filing an action in small claims court.  Small Claims Court involves many legal issues and risks.

For example, you must be sure that you are suing the correct party.  You must properly serve the other party with process, or deliver notice to the party being sued.  The other party could hire an attorney and have the case removed to county court.  The court could order you to pay the other party’s attorney’s fees.  The other party could file a counter claim against you.

For these reasons, it is important to be fully informed before filing in Small Claims Court.  You should discuss your plan of action with one of our Student Legal Services attorneys.