When going through the process of suing someone in small claims court the steps are generally spelled out by the court and laid out for the plaintiff. Most courts run their small claims courts in a similar way with a similar flier to guide a person without a lawyer. You pay the filling fee and follow the courts steps and get your well earned small claims judgment but then you are left in the lurch. The court goes no further to guide or assist you in recovering your judgment.
You are now on your own and if your debtor has moved out of your county your recovery will have to follow them. This can get tricky and take up much more of your time. Even in your own county court house you will have to learn the rules of that particular court and the way the clerks and judges like things to happen.
Every court in the state is subject to the same state laws, but run by a different set of rules and procedures. You not only have to know what to file but how, when, and where to file it. The clerks of the court are the face of the court but they are not allowed to give any legal advice. The clerks are not lawyers and are only allowed to take and file but not guide. The options are to learn all of the necessary requirements, get a lawyer and pay a lawyer’s fee or find a judgment specialist that makes is their business to learn what needs to be done to recover your judgment.