Q: I am appealing a small claims case I lost as the plaintiff to county civil court in kaufman TX.
How do I make an adjustment to what I am suing for in county court. I need it to be slightly different then what I wrote on the petition and said in small claims court. For example I put, I was suing for DTPA. I am now wanting to sue for DTPA and or in replace of the price of the car. How do I go about changing what I am suing for or is it as simple as stating this when I am in county court during the actual appointment.
You should ask your attorney to amend your petition.
Small claims court is a very different forum than county court. In county court, you will not have a simple "appointment," you will have a trial. You will be required to follow the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure in developing your case and preparing for trial. You will be required to follow the Texas Rules of Evidence is presenting your witnesses, documents, and tangible evidence.
Because you asked this very basic question, I can already tell that you need to hire an attorney to represent you.
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