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I'm interested in preparing a small claim against someone but I don't have all of the receipts of what I paid. Should I still go through with it?

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I'm in Richmond, Virginia

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Nothing so far. Preparing to get and complete the form.

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 months ago

Do you have other direct or indirect evidence of the payments?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I am planning to get copies of my debit card and check payments from the bank
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 months ago

Thank you for the additional information.

The burden of proof is yours, but if you have bank evidence of the payment, that should be be fine.

There is not much risk to filing in small claims. Small claims court is designed to be a "user friendly", simplified process, so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.

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