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  • What does it mean when my court case is adjourned and rescheduled?

    If your case has been "adjourned," this means that it has been put "on hold," so-to-speak. In other words, the case has been "paused" for some reason. The courts will adjourn a case for a number of re...

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  • What does Plaintiff by Defendant's claim mean?

    A Defendant's claim is a claim by the Defendant against the Plaintiff, or the other Defendant. Plaintiff by Defendant's claim means that for the Defendant's claim the Plaintiff is the same as the Def...

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  • Can a Defendant ask for an adjournment?

    A Defendant or Plaintiff can ask for adjournment on consent. If no consent between the parties, then they need to bring a motion. Don't be difficult. Typically parties consent to adjournment, unless ...

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  • Can the court serve my documents for me?

    Ontario Small Claims Court clerks are required to serve your defence on the plaintiff on your behalf. The fee for this service is included with the filing fee. This means that you must file at least t...

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  • probate court

    The department of each county's superior court that deals with probate conservatorships, guardianships, and the estates of people that have died....

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  • What is alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?

    Alternative Dispute Resolution refers to methods for resolving disputes outside the court system. These methods include mediation and arbitration. ...

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  • What is a demand letter (or letter of demand LOD)?

    This is a formal letter asking a person to pay money owed to another or to do some action. It also contains the claimant's complaint about that person and explains how the claimant wants to settle it....

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  • Draft demand letter

    In California, you can get assistance drafting a demand letter here http://www.courts.ca.gov/11145.htm. ...

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  • Do you have a draft demand letter?

    California provides you with an automated tool to draft a demand letter. You may consider looking at it, even if you are from another state, as an example of what a demand letter looks like. http://ww...

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  • How do I draft a demand letter?

    California provides you with an automated tool to draft a demand letter. You may consider looking at it, even if you are from another state, as an example of what a demand letter looks like. http://ww...

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  • What is an abstract?

    An abstract is a summary of what a court or government agency does....

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  • What is abstract of judgment?

    This is a form that one can fill and file with a court. This form allows a lender/creditor to place a lien (a hold) on the debtor's property and secure a way to get the debt repaid. ...

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  • What is accused?

    It is a person that is accused of and charged for committing a crime....

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  • What is affidavit?

    This is a statement prepared when starting an action in court. It is a sworn statement that has to be signed by a witness who is legally authorized to do so. The person signing can be a judge or a pub...

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  • What is allegation?

    A statement made by someone without proof. In the context of a legal case, it refers to statements made by one person against another claiming that the other person committed a wrong, without providin...

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