judgments

Small Claims Court Limit Raised

07.25.2014
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Up to $15,000 in most cases

Conciliation court, also called “Small Claims” court, can be an inexpensive and simple way to convert collectibles into judgments.  Beginning August 1st, conciliation plaintiffs will be able to claim up to $15,000 in most cases.   For plaintiffs in consumer credit matters, the maximum claim will remain at $4,000.00.  See Minnesota Statutes § 491A.01, subd. 3a.

Conciliation court is a less expensive and less formal type of court in which parties generally appear without an attorney.  Individuals are allowed to represent […]

Demand for Disclosure

04.13.2014
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When a judgment debtor isn’t paying a judgment, the judgment creditor has the option of sending a court order that requires that debtor to disclose various assets and financial information to make collection possible.  If the debtor fails to do so, the creditor can request that the debtor be held in contempt of court.  A finding of contempt can result in the issuance of an arrest warrant, fines, and/or jail time for the debtor.

Requirements

The requirements for Demands for Disclosure are outlined in Minnesota Statutes Sections 491A.02, subd. 9 and 550.011.  In order […]