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I live in Texas. I had a tenant in my house in Colorado for three years. He is suing me in small claims court in Colorado for his deposit of $1200.00. I had to spend $3,000.00 to repair the yard after he moved out. I have before, during and after photos of the yard. I need to counter sue, get the case dismissed, or at the very least postpone. The court date is for March 12, 2018.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

He filed a small claims in Colorado Springs, CO El Paso County

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My boyfriend who went to look at the house told him he would get his money back.

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I'm sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me:

What are you asking here exactly, i.e. what is your question? Example: "How do I counter-sue," etc?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don't have the time to travel to Colorado anytime soon.
So I have 3 questions actually.
1. How do I get this case dismissed?
or
2. How do I counter-sue?
and/or
3. How do I postpone this case?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I thought you'd answer a question for $5.00?
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 months ago

Hello,

The $5.00 is a down-payment. The cost is set by the site (I don't have access to it) and is more than $5.00. Did you wish to continue?

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