Small Claims Court Q & A
Q: Which parties from a homeowner association can use small claims court?
Q: What is a “community service organization” (CSO)?
Q: Are there special forms to be used for association disputes filed in small claims?
Q: Are litigants – parties to the lawsuit — required to use Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) before suing in small claims?
Q: Are litigants required to take any other steps before suing in small claims?
Q: What issues can be brought into small claims court?
Q: To what extent can parties (“litigants”) in a small claims suit expect that judges, pro
tem judges, and/or commissioners will be familiar with homeowner association law?
Q: Does the homeowner (litigant) understand the law and court procedures and who
may be sued?
Q: Will the court decide the case right away at the hearing?
Q: Can the court’s decision be appealed?