North Port, FL asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Florida

Q: I filed a small claims suit and it was accepted by the court seven weeks ago. Should I know my court date by now?

The defendant and I are both located in Florida. I filed a small claims court suit seven weeks ago and it was accepted. I paid court fees already. I have received no information since filing. Is this normal? Am I just waiting to get my court date?

2 Lawyer Answers
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
Answered
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Did you file a summons with the clerk for them to issue the summons? Did you have the summons served?

Charles M. Baron and Terrence H Thorgaard agree with this answer

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
Answered
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to get the clerk of court to issue a summons which will set a date and time for a pretrial conference (i.e.: the "court date"). You need to get this served (by the sheriff's department or a process server) on the defendant.

Charles M. Baron agrees with this answer

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