Q: Do I need a lawyer to sue for unpaid loans? I have all the proof necessary to show that this was a loan and not a gift?!
A: If you (the lender) are bringing the action as a business entity such as a corporation or LLC, then you must have an attorney. Otherwise you can bring your case without an attorney, but be careful in doing so, as you will be held to the same standards as an attorney, and will be expected to know the court rules, procedural law, rules of evidence, and so on. If the value of your case is small, you may want to consider small claims court, where neither party is allowed to have an attorney, and where the technical rules of pleading, evidence, and procedure are relaxed.
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