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Small Claims

CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE WAUKESHA COUNTY SMALL CLAIMS PROCESS

PLEASE REVIEW:

LOCAL RULE 9.1 - WHICH HAS BEEN RESCINDED

AND

LOCAL RULE 9.2 - WHICH HAS BEEN AMENDED TO REQUIRE DEFENDANTS TO FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER WITH THE COURT ON OR BEFORE THE RETURN DATE

Help Finding What You Need

Small Claims Court is a special kind of Civil Court in which disputes are resolved more quickly and inexpensively and the rules are more simple and less formal. To understand more about small claims matters we recommend you read the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions. The Guide covers a large number of Frequently Asked Questions.

Below you will find links to the various points in the Small Claims Process.  Please read through each option and choose the link that most closely meets your needs.

FILING A NEW SMALL CLAIMS ACTION

  Arbitration Award, Eviction, Eviction Due to Foreclosure, Tort/Personal Injury ($5,000 or Less), Replevin (Return of Property), Claim for Money ($10,000 or Less),or Return of Earnest Money      

 

YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED

  Filing an Answer to a Small Claims Action      

 

ANSWER HAS BEEN FILED, MATTER CONTESTED

  Mandatory Mediation      

 

MEDIATION UNSUCCESSFUL

  Small Claims Hearing      

  

YOU HAVE WON THE CASE

  The Losing Party Hasn't Completed the Financial Disclosure as Required   Collecting the Judgment  

 

YOU HAVE LOST THE CASE

  Now What?      

 

REOPEN THE CASE 

  The Case was Dismissed: I (the plaintiff) Couldn't Make it to Court   A Default Judgment Was Entered: I (the defendant) Couldn't Make it to Court  

 

YOU CAME TO AN AGREEMENT AND SIGNED A STIPULATION

  The Other Party isn't Complying      

 

YOU DON'T LIKE THE JUDGE/COMMISSIONER'S DECISION

  Appeal/De Novo the Decision      

 

A JUDGMENT WAS FILED AND NOW THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN RETURNED AND MONEY JUDGMENT PAID

  Satisfactions of Judgments & Liens      

 


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