Texas Small Claims Questions & Answers

Q: I'm trying to find out about my case Macon vs. Owens al

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Your question doesn't provide enough detail to answer. If you are wanting the status of a case you are involved with you may contact the attorney representing you or the courts. Many courts allow online access to see the status of your case.

Q: I am needing an attorney to write a demand letter for me dealing with a Verizon Wireless Store in Conroe, Texas .

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Hi Mr. Ward, I will see if I can at least point you in the right direction in case no one else can help you. First, you may find the answers you are looking for in the first few pages of the phone book. It is a great resource for the laws and regulatory agencies that govern phone companies. Also I will provide a link to legal aid type of help that assist people with situations you are faced with. The link is:...

Q: Can someone in us take legal action for something that happened in mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You need to hire a lawyer in Mexico where it occurred for a proper answer. Laws differ in Mexico and the United States.

Q: Need help with a hit and run case but with no personal injury just total loss of my vehicle.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Based on the severity of the accident it is highly unusual for their not to be any injuries sustained. So, therefore you are highly blessed. But, sometimes a lot of folks don't feel the pains and discomforts right away immediately after an accident and I would suggest that you get checked out and wait to assert the position that you and not injured. Unfortunately, you are left in a mess due to someone else's negligence. We believe that people should take personal responsibility for their...

Q: I want my friend out of my house

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
It sounds like she may be considered a tenant at this time and you may have to evict her. There are specific steps to follow in eviction and they vary depending upon the circumstances surrounding the eviction. Your local precinct or county should have information on evictions or you may look on the State Bar Website for Landord/Tenant guides.

Q: I took 2 days off work which cost me about $1000 to get my house painted, the contractor didn't show up, can I sue lost

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims and Contracts for Texas on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
It will depend on your contract; however, most likely not.

Q: Student Loan Co-Signer Died without Will

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
I cannot give advice on Nebraska law; however, in Texas there is a specific process the creditors must go through in order to validate debt. Consult with a probate attorney in Nebraska as the estate may need to go through a proper court process.

Q: Can my ex-wife of 4 yrs who lives in AL, file theft charges on me for guns I acquired during our marriage? I live in TX.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Why do you believe you cannot possess guns? Are you a convicted felon? If so, federal law prohibits you from ever possessing a firearm, no matter how they were acquired or who reports the matter to the police.

Q: A district attorney sent my bank a legal order for my bank records. What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Jul 30, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If a DA is requesting your bank records, you MAY be facing HUGE issues. Call a local attorney ASAP

Q: Ex roommate assaulted me.Refuses to give me my debit card and purse

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Jul 2, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Contact the DA and apply for a protective order. At the hearing, make the request for the return of your property. Who is the owner of the property where you live?

Q: She had it for 4 months never made a car payment so I ask for it back now I have toll bill that she refuses to pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Traffic Tickets, Collections and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If the car is registered to you, you are responsible to the tolls incurred. Did you sell the car or not? Did you execute any documentation regarding the sale? If you have a Bill of Sale, or a contract that proves the date you sold the car, you can show the contract to the North Texas Toll Authority, and they will put the tolls on the purchaser of the car.

Q: Hi my daughter passed away in 2014 leaving a structured settlement I'm her mother I'm not married to her father

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Simone R. Bray's answer
If your daughter died leaving no children and no spouse, then you are right, the parents take the entire estate (half and half).

Q: Cable bill that has not been paid. Person agrees to pay verbally and through messages. Am I able to file small claims?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on May 4, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
suggest you send her a letter suggesting that as you haven't heard, it's two years, you are going to have to terminate service under your name. She will be free to pick it up herself.

Make sure you download and save all of her texts.

File a complaint in small claims and also tell the cable you want to terminate the service.

Q: I had my slab foundation repaired in Nov. 2010. I am having problems again. I have guarantee on their work.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
I am sorry for your troubles. You may have to hire an expert to give an opinion whether the additional work is a "new area" or from the same area where work was done before. That is the only way you will know for sure. Also look to the contract to make sure hat is covered. Good luck to you.

Q: What can we do to retrieve belongings stored at a relative's home who now refuses our visits?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Elder Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
If there is a competency issue, consult a Family Law attorney that practices law in the county where the grandmother lives.

Otherwise, if you just want to sue to get your stuff, consult an attorney that practices law in the county where grandma lives to find out if a lawsuit is appropriate. If the value of the property is mostly sentimental then perhaps visit the JP court precinct for the street address where it is stored and inquire about small claims lawsuits.

Q: What do you do when someone says they left and item at your house & they did not?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
You could reply asking him to "cease all communications that harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass, or offend" you. Then, if he keeps doing it, you could report the crime of Harassment.

If he keeps doing it for multiple days, you could seek a Protective Order based on Stalking per chapter 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. If he keeps it up after that, he could be facing felony Stalking charges.

Q: My spouse filed an uncontested divorce. I have 7 days to respond to that. What forma do i need to use,?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Fiza Syed's answer
texaslawhelp.org

Answer is the name of the form. You can go to your local law library and they will help you file it.

Q: Can I do something about all this things that are going on with this doctor? not all details were included.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
S. Michael Graham's answer
These are potential violations of the law which need to be addressed by the appropriate agencies like the state medical board, health department, OSHA, or district attorney's office. These violations do not fall under workers' comp which deals primarily with injured workers.

Q: My x gf used my credit cards and charged them up with the intent not to pay them

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If your ex-girlfriend had your authorization to use our credit cards, then no criminal offense has occurred. You may file a civil suit against her, but I assume she does not have any money so filing such a claim would be fruitless. Good luck.

Q: Under TX laws what are, usually, the legal consequences for a 12 year old who slapped a classmate’s face?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Sounds like an assault was committed, and any charges arising from such an act by a 12 year old would be filed in the Juvenile Court. If charges were filed, you and the child will be given notice to appear in court. Detention is possible, so you should probably sit down with a local attorney about the matter. I understand your anxiety, but it's way too speculative and early in the process to make any definitive statements. Make sure your child does not talk with anyone about this incident...

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