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MDC Paralegal specializes in Small Claims Court proceedings. Small Claims Court is an excellent method to recover money owing, however it is important when entering any court proceeding that you are well prepared. MDC Paralegal has helped countless business owners and private individuals collect thousands of dollars owed.

My in-depth knowledge allows us to successfully maneuver through the intricacies in filing claims and dealing with any steps in the processes associated with Ontario’s Small Claims Court system. The Small Claims Court is the peoples court, designed so that every person, regardless of means, can have their day in court. There is, however, a difference between having your day in court and winning in court.

As a licensed Small Claims Court Agent, I have the skills to navigate the maze of what is Small Claims Court, assess your case, advise you of your legal options, manage the court process, negotiate settlements, and to argue your case in trial.

Court Representation

  • Drafting and filing of plaintiff claims, defenses, and defendant's Claims
  • Attendance at settlement conferences
  • Preparation and attendance on motions
  • Preparation and attendance at trials
  • Assessment hearings to collect on outstanding judgments
  • Appeals to divisional court

Enforcement of Judgments

  • Writs of seizure and sale – land or personal property
  • Garnishments – bank accounts, wages or other debts
  • Judgment debtor examinations
  • Contempt Hearings
  • Skip tracing to locate place of residence and employment status
  • Title searching
  • Assessment hearings to collect on outstanding judgments
  • Judgments and orders from the Landlord and Tenant Board, or other tribunals

MDC Paralegal understands that obtaining a judgment is important; but the enforcement of the judgment is the ultimate goal.

About Small Claims Court

The Small Claims Court can handle any action for the payment of money or the recovery of possession of property where the amount claimed does not exceed $35,000, excluding interest and costs such as court fees. This includes the value of all goods that the plaintiff is asking for in total, no matter how many defendants there are. If the amount of your claim is more than $35,000,  you can still choose to use Small Claims Court. However, you will have to give up the amount of money over $35,000, as well as any future right to get this money in any other court.

You need an expert representing you that is aware of these rules and understands the law. MDC Paralegal can help.