In Oklahoma, the maximum dollar amount you can sue for in small claims court is $6,000, so it does not make much sense to hire an attorney who cannot take care of the matter cost-effectively. ?I think cost matters as much as legal ability when you are looking to recover your losses, or even if you are looking to defend yourself from such small claims. ?I offer services related to failure to repay a loan, failure to repair a car or appliance, failure to return property, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and similar cases.
The?Small Claims Procedure Act,?12 O.S. ?1751 allows the following types of claims to be brought:
— Actions for the recovery of money based on contract or tort [not to exceed $6,000.00]
— Actions to replevy personal property [the value of which does not exceed $6,000.00]
— Actions in the nature of interpleader [the value of which money does not exceed $6,000.00]
— Actions for forcible entry and detainer of real property (including claims for rent and damages to property) the total value of which claim does not exceed $6,000.00
The small claims lawsuit begins with an?Affidavit, containing the name and address of both the Plaintiff and the Defendant, and the amount and basis for the claim. ?The Affidavit can be filled out online, or in person at the Small Claims Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Tulsa County Courthouse.
? Brian R. Huddleston