You must file a case against the entity with which you had your contract which is likely the business name of the Assisted Living Facility. You may file your lawsuit in small claims court, which handles cases where the monetary amount in controversy is less than $15,000.
In such a case, you would be the plaintiff. The person or business against whom the claim is brought is called the defendant.
You would file a statement of claim, or a claim. The statement of claim should include the following:
If the defendant is a person, the claim must be filed in the county where the defendant lives. If the defendant is a corporation, the claim must be filed in the county of the registered agent for the company. Contact the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State at(NNN) NNN-NNNNto find out whether a business is a corporation and, if so, the name and address of its registered agent.
There is a filing fee to file your case in the amount of approximately $45 to $55. The clerk of the magistrate court in the proper county in Georgia can assist you with the necessary forms.
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