The Hassle of Small Claims Court
How Squabble Makes It Easy
Small Claims Court deals with disputes of small monetary value (usually below $25,000, but it varies depending on jurisdiction). In this process, it is not uncommon for lawyers to be absent (or even prohibited), which makes for a much more informal setting where there is a very good possibility that you will have to represent yourself. This lack of representation will not necessarily work to your advantage and, in many cases, you will need to consult an attorney if you expect to perform well when representing yourself. As such, bad outcomes are not unexpected.
Parties in a Small Claims case often have a limited time to declare their self-representation. Failing to inform the court may result in your evidence being excluded from the hearing. In addition, parties in these types of cases often have limited rights in the discovery process, meaning preparation may become more difficult. One of the most problematic areas for individuals involved in this process is the fact that they must know the local laws (which change frequently) in order to best ensure success.
The amount of paperwork involved is also a nightmare.
With Squabble, everything is done conveniently through your smartphone. You don’t need to gather all of the necessary paperwork, wait weeks for a court date that might not suit your schedule, and have to spend time and energy preparing for that inconvenient hearing. Ultimately, Squabble is faster, cheaper, and easier.