What is Small Claims Court?

Small Claims Court is a division of the Wadsworth Municipal Court (each county in Ohio has one). Small Claims was created by the Ohio Legislature to permit easy access to court for persons with the disputes involving relatively small amounts of money. Cases are heard by the judge but the procedure used by the court is less formal.

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1. What is Small Claims Court?
2. Is a lawyer required?
3. How big is a small claim?
4. What is a counterclaim?
5. What does it cost and where can I file?
6. How is a Small Claim case filed?
7. What kinds of cases are heard?
8. What happens on the day of the trial?
9. What do I need to bring as evidence to prove my case?