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It is my understanding there are 3 courts in Georgia, Magistrate, State, Superior. I want to file a claim against another person for unpaid rent. I have already evicted them. The total amount due is $16,500 which is above the Magistrate court limit of $15,000. If I file for $15,000 in Magistrate court, I also risk the possibility of a counter suit above the $15,000 pushing the case to Superior court. I understand the State court has no limit on the amount and would fit this scenario. My question is, can I file in State court without a lawyer involved or with limited lawyer involvement?
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Yes, you can. Our system is based on the idea that everyone should have open access to the courts. That means a person can't be denied the ability to bring a case because they can't afford (or don't want) a lawyer. You always have the ability to represent yourself.

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