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Common Defenses in Small Claims Cases (Third Party Collections)

You have been sued in small claims court. The company suing you says that you did not pay a debt, like a credit card debt. But, this is not the company who sold you the credit card (or who loaned you the money). Learn more about the debt collection process in Maine: Debt Collection in the Maine Courts The company suing you must do the following things: The company must list the more...

Guide to Small Claims Proceedings

Explains step-by-step how to bring your own small claims case in a Maine Court without a lawyer.  more...

How To: Get Ready for a Disclosure Hearing in Maine

Introduction This guide will walk you through what to expect at a disclosure hearing, and what you will need to know to go in prepared. This is only a brief summary of your rights.  There are other ways a creditor can collect a debt from you.  If you have more questions, contact your nearest PTLA office. A disclosure hearing can happen once a creditor has a judgment against you for money you owe. Sometimes the creditor must more...

Small Claims Action: Maine Court Forms

Important Notice: We encourage you to learn more about Small Claims Court in Maine before using these forms. The Judicial Department offers A Guide to Small Claims Proceedings in the Maine District Court. Here is a list of the forms that are most frequently used in Maine Small Claims Court (see chart below). We offer tw more...

Small Claims Document Preparation

Welcome to the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Small Claims Forms Preparation Tools. Use these tools to prepare forms in a small claims case. In Maine Small Claims Court is for claims that are $6,000 or less. Using the HotDocs Links to Prepare Your Forms Starting Your Claim Serving The Papers If you more...