Fayetteville, NC asked in Civil Litigation for Missouri

Q: In Missouri, do I need to be present to file and follow through with a civil suit?

I paid a small business in MO to clean my townhouse and the job was botched. My landlord was not satisfied and took over half of my deposit to get the place cleaned. The small business owner that did the botched job said she will give me a full refund but I have not received it and she has blocked me so I cannot contact her. I am military and no longer reside in Missouri. Is there an exception for situations like this?

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Unless the circuit court in which you wis to file suit is doing hearings through Zoom or Webex, you'll need to come to Missouri for your trial.

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