MAJA MITREVA
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SMALL CLAIMS COURT 

We offer assistance in the following areas:

 
  • Provincial Offences
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Small Claims Court (up to $25,000.00)

Under Ontario law, all civil matters worth $25,000 or less are handled by the Small Claims Court. Some of the more common issues include:

  • Debts
  • Damaged property
  • Unfinished/unsatisfactory work by a contractor
If you feel someone has wronged you and you need to make a claim for damages, or if you need to defend yourself against such a claim, call us.

Legal Tip:

There are “limitation periods” for virtually every legal matter. After that date you cannot sue. Check with us to make sure yours hasn’t passed!

Legal Tip:

A Small Claims matter can take up to a year before it gets to trial and mediation is mandatory. We could get you a settlement much quicker.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. Someone owes me money. How can I get it?

There are a number of ways to collect on a debt where you may not have to go to Court. Depending on the circumstances, a simple demand letter may suffice. Other times a lawsuit is necessary. We will examine your issue to determine the most efficient and cost-effective way to get you your money.

2. How much will this cost me?

We charge a flat fee for preparation and filing of documents. If you need additional services or legal advice we will work with you in reaching a fair fee structure. You can choose between flat fees or an hourly rate. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, legal costs can be recovered if you win your case.

3. Someone is suing me for money. Can you help?

Yes, we could. If you really do owe the money, we could negotiate a payment plan you can live with or even a reduction. If you are withholding repayment because you believe the other side has wronged you, we will look at that and if there is legal merit, build a case for you.

4. I won a judgment. How soon will I collect my money?

Winning a judgment is only half the battle. You still need to collect. Some debtors are skilled at avoiding judgments. We will work hard in the areas of skip tracing, debtors examinations, obtaining a Garnishment Order, Writ of Execution, or Writ of Seizure and Sale.

5. What are the steps involved?

There are specific steps that must be taken under the law. Before commencing a proceeding talk to us first. There might be a way to settle the issue without going to Court. If you must go ahead with a lawsuit, we begin by drafting and filling a Plaintiff’s Claim. If you are the Defendant, we will prepare and file your Defence. There are time limits. A settlement conference will then be scheduled by the Court. Many matters are resolved here. If a settlement cannot be reached, the matter is scheduled for trial. 

6. They signed a contract. Doesn’t that make my case open and shut?

Signed contracts greatly help but even there disagreements can and do occur. “Open and shut” cases may be a popular term on TV or in our popular culture but the reality is that few cases, if any, that make it to trial are ever truly that way since there are two sides to every disagreement and legal case. Verbal agreements are tough to prove. The more solid evidence you have the better.

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