Small claims courts were invented for just that--minor issues that still need a little legal structure to get resolved. Whether someone owes you money or if you're dealing with an eviction or some other kind of sticky disagreement, we can prepare and file your matter in a small claims court so that everything gets resolved and you can move on with your life.
DBM Private Investigator has the expertise in navigating your case through the court system. As a former retired Federal Agent, our office will provide the best representation on your behalf with the upmost professionalism. Our goal is to take the stress and burden off your shoulders. We will review your case and collect the information on your case and filed your cases within 48 hours.
Serving the Papers
DBM Private Investigator will filed your claim with the court, then will notify the defendant that they are being sued. This is called "service of process." There are rules governing who can serve the defendant, your options are certified mail, using the sheriff, or hiring a private process server. After your claim is filed and served on the defendant, the court begins processing your claim. Only after your opponent is successfully served will the court set a pre-trial hearing or trial date.
Collecting Your Judgment
The court will enter a judgment stating how much the losing party has to pay. While many people don't realize it, the court simply makes the judgment; it does not collect payment for you.
Ideally, the judgment debtor (person who owes money) will pay immediately. If your opponent refuses to pay, we have additional legal tools available to you. Wage garnishment allows you to collect a portion of the debtor's paycheck, and property liens prevent debtors from selling their property without paying you.
DBM Private Investigator has the experience and tools to search for assets and bank accounts.
What to do next?
While court judgments have become increasingly easy to collect in recent years, few people with legitimate grievances actually pursue remedies through the courts. In small claims court, there are no attorneys, no jury, and any mentally competent person who is 18 years or older can sue. There are very specific court documents and filing requirements, however, and that's where many people hesitate to use the system to their advantage. DBM Private Investigator will handle your claim from the beginning to the end.
Landlord/tenant rent deposit disputes; property damage, car accidents and recovery of money owed are the most common reasons people file small claims suits. Apart from a few restrictions, almost any dispute can be taken to small claims court, provided the amount of money requested falls within the maximum allowed by state law. Let us provide you with the peace of mind, and direct you down the path of success.
DBM Private Investigator has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We offer a free confidential consultation in regards to your small claim case.