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Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help solve your problem. Good morning. I certainly understand your situation and concern. Based upon the amount which you seek to recover, this could be filed in small claims court. Your claim must be filed in the small claims division of a municipal court or county court that has jurisdiction in your case. To determine which court has jurisdiction, you use one of two criteria: 1. A small claims court has jurisdiction if the transaction or incident on which your claim is based took place in that court’s territory. 2. Regardless of where the transaction or incident took place, a small claims court also has jurisdiction if the defendant (the person or organization being sued)—or any one defendant, if there is more than one—lives or has his or her or its principal place of business in the court’s territory. As far as your ability to recover the cost for using a consulting service, you can ask the Judge to award you those fees but it is unlikely that they would do so. Small claims court is set up to be simple and to avoid the need to incur the cost of an attorney. You can certainly recover the filing fees and anything directly related to the case but it would be at the discretion of the Judge to award you anything else, so if you use a service, do so knowing that you may have to pay for it out of pocket and not be able to recover for that. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions or need any clarification on something which I stated above, prior to rating me. Also, please remember to rate my service with 3, 4, or 5 faces/stars, before exiting the site, so I can receive credit for my help. I hope you found it to be Excellent! Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. If you feel the need to click either of the two faces/stars on the left, please STOP and reply to me via the "REPLY TO EXPERT or CONTINUE CONVERSATION "button. I want to make sure your experience with the site was as pleasurable as possible and that you are satisfied with the help I provided.
Do you think an affidavit made from and still on my daughter's cp will have merit in court? I realize that the guy may claim that the $800 was a gift not a loan. So I think this point is critical with us proceeding. Do you provide the notification service to the defendant?