The Basics of Small Claims Litigation in Wisconsin

No one ever wants to go to court, but sometimes there is no other choice to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Litigation may be necessary in many types of disputes including contract and business ownership issues, real estate disputes, employment complaints and evictions. However, litigation can be complicated, expensive and stressful.

Small claims court is for certain types of cases. The most common types of small claims cases are:

  • Claims for money ($10,000 or less)
  • Tort/personal injury actions ($5,000 or less)
  • Evictions (no claim limit)
  • Repossessions of property ($10,000 claim limit on commercial actions; $25,000 for consumer)

Litigation is a deceivingly simple concept to understand; however, the devil is in the details. Litigation is filled with rules regarding deadlines, procedural issues, timing issues, evidentiary issues, and the trial itself. Visit our small claims page for more information:

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