Law Office Of Paul DePetris
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Monmouth Small Claims Trial Lawyer

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NEW JERSEY SMALL CLAIMS TRIAL ATTORNEY AVAILABLE TO TRY YOUR
MONMOUTH COUNTY SMALL CLAIMS TRIAL

If Your Monmouth County Small Claims Trial Is Scheduled, Don’t Go To Court Unrepresented!
On the day that your Monmouth County Small Claims case is scheduled for your Monmouth County Small Claims trial, whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, you must appear at Monmouth County Small Claims court in the proper courtroom. On the date your Monmouth County Small Claims case is scheduled for trial, you must be fully prepared to try the case. There are many reasons you should avoid handling your Monmouth County Small Claims Trial without the help of a competent licensed New Jersey attorney, such as the following:

• Monmouth County Small Claims employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees
• Monmouth County Small Claims court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in court
• each Monmouth County Small Claims case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for people to file inadequate or incorrect Monmouth County Small Claims complaints that result in the Monmouth County Small Claims complaints or answers to Monmouth County Small Claims complaints being rejected by the Monmouth County Small Claims or being dismissed by the Monmouth County Small Claims after filing and before or after the Monmouth County Small Claims trial because of procedural deficiencies.
• it is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the Monmouth County Small Claims case.
• a court has the power to punish unprepared parties, such as by throwing their Monmouth County Small Claims case out of court or limiting what they can present at the Monmouth County Small Claims trial.
• New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, court rules and rules of evidence that can be very tricky to understand and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the Monmouth County Small Claims trial.
• it is very common for Monmouth County Small Claims courts to refuse to allow a party to use or refer to documents or items at the Monmouth County Small Claims trial that the person themselves never prepared. Often parties stumble into Monmouth County Small Claims with a video, photograph, bill or affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a judge tell the parties that it is not going to even consider such items or documents.
• without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims Part. Also, if there are any legal issues to be dealt with at the Monmouth County Small Claims trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases.
• you cannot show up at the Monmouth County Small Claims expecting the judge hearing your Monmouth County Small Claims case to explain court rules, evidence rules, court procedure or the details of the law that applies to your Monmouth County Small Claims case. The judge hearing your Monmouth County Small Claims case is not permitted to give you legal advice.

It is important to remember that even if you have an attorney, you could lose your Monmouth County Small Claims case. Hiring an attorney to handle part or all of your Monmouth County Small Claims case does not guarantee your success. However, it may provide what is needed to win your Monmouth County Small Claims case or to avoid certain mistakes.

Don’t Expect Monmouth County Small Claims Court Personnel To Tell You What To Do!!!
Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel are generally not allowed to give plaintiffs and defendants legal advice. Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel are generally not allowed to tell you how to handle your case. Many Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel are not lawyers or certified paralegals. Be careful to avoid relying on the advice of Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel. Don’t expect a Monmouth County Small Claims judge to be convinced if you argue that you relied on of Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel when making certain decisions in your Monmouth County Small Claims case!

Prepare For Trial Immediately!
Monmouth County Small Claims trials usually occur fairly rapidly after a Monmouth County Small Claims complaint is served and filed. Don’t wait until the day or week before Monmouth County Small Claims trial to prepare for your Monmouth County Small Claims trial! Far in advance of your Monmouth County Small Claims trial, documents have to be requested collected, witnesses subpoenaed. It is not uncommon for a person to show up at a Monmouth County Small Claims trial asking for an adjournment because they are not ready to try their Monmouth County Small Claims case, with the Monmouth County Small Claims judge refusing to grant the request! Monmouth County Small Claims plaintiffs and Monmouth County Small Claims defendants often appear at a Monmouth County Small Claims trial unprepared only to learn the hard way that, very often, the key to winning a Monmouth County Small Claims trial is careful preparation.

Don’t Think That You Are Certain To Win Your Specal Civil Case Simply By Filing Papers And Showing Up At Your Monmouth County Small Claims Trial!!
Winning a Monmouth County Small Claims case is not simply a matter of preparing and filing a complaint or answer and showing up at Monmouth County Small Claims court. Many people think that their proofs are certain to result in their winning their Monmouth County Small Claims case. But most likely, you only know your side of the story of your Monmouth County Small Claims part case and you don’t know your Monmouth County Small Claims opponent’s side of that story. To be prepared to try your Monmouth County Small Claims case, you need to know your opponent’s side of your Monmouth County Small Claims case. Otherwise, you may learn for the first time too late at the Monmouth County Small Claims trial that you are not certain to win your Monmouth County Small Claims case.

Don’t Expect The Monmouth County Small Claims Court To Be Familiar With The Details Of Your Case
Monmouth County Small Claims part is one of the busiest of all of the sections of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Don’t ever expect Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel to be familiar with the details of your Monmouth County Small Claims case. Usually, most Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel never read your complaints, answers and motions. When dealing with Monmouth County Small Claims court personnel, be prepared to explain those details of your Monmouth County Small Claims case that are necessary for them to understand your Monmouth County Small Claims case.

If You Expect To Call Witnesses At Your Monmouth County Small Claims Trial, Make Sure To Issue Subpoenas For Their Appearance
To make certain that a witness will appear to give testimony in your Monmouth County Small Claims trial, prepare proper Monmouth County Small Claims subpoenas and have them properly served on the witness well in advance of your Monmouth County Small Claims trial. Otherwise the witness may not show up at your Monmouth County Small Claims trial and you may be without crucial evidence to prove your Monmouth County Small Claims case!

If You Want To Use Docuemnts At Your Monmouth County Small Claims Trial, Be Prepared To Have The Right Person Present To Testify About Those Documents
You cannot always use documents at your Monmouth County Small Claims trial. Even affidavits are often unusable at a Monmouth County Small Claims trial. Often, Monmouth County Small Claims parties are prevented from using documents at their Monmouth County Small Claims trials because they don’t have the right person to testify about the document’s authenticity/accuracy. You may need to call and subpoena witnesses to testify about the documents that you want to use at your Monmouth County Small Claims trial!

Write Out The Questions You Shall Ask At Your Monmouth County Small Claims Trial Before It Starts
Monmouth County Small Claims judges usually want you to be prepared to start your Monmouth County Small Claims trial as soon as your Monmouth County Small Claims case is called to be tried. Monmouth County Small Claims judges don’t want to wait for you to decide what questions you will ask your witnesses during the Monmouth County Small Claims trial. How you ask your questions during your Monmouth County Small Claims trial could affect whether you win your Monmouth County Small Claims case. Take the time to prepare your Monmouth County Small Claims direct examination and Monmouth County Small Claims cross examination in advance of your Monmouth County Small Claims trial.

What If I Don’t Have Enough Money To Hire An Attorney To Handle My New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims Case From Beginning To End?
In many situations, the Law Office of Paul DePetris offers alternatives to handling New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims cases for an hourly fee, such as by offering to handle your New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims case up to trial for a fixed fee or to help you handle your New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims case by yourself. Such flexible methods may allow you to keep the amount legal fees you spend on your New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims case to a fixed sum, while providing you the help you need to handle your New Jersey Monmouth County Small Claims case. For a no obligation phone consultation about what the Firm might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or write an email to Mr. DePetris at paul@newjerseylemon.com.
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