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Needed documents to file a civil suit Pro Se

by Jorge
(Miami Beach FL)

I need to know:

1. Which documents are to be prepared to file a suit Pro Se?
2. How to present the documents that prove the claim?
3. Fees you ask to prepare the documents.
4. Estimated court fees to file a civil suit.


Thank you for your attention,
Jorge

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Documents for civil suit pro se
by: FALDP Staff

Jorge,
The rules are different for Small Claims and County or Civil Court. In Small Claims the amount you're suing for is up to $5,000. and the complaint is called a Statement of Claim. In most counties the clerks of court will prepare the Summons to have the other party served. So you may only need the statement of claim and nothing else for small claims court.

For County Civil and Circuit Civil the rules are nearly identical. County Civil is for claims between $5,000 and $15,000. And Circuit Civil is for claims in excess of $15,000. You'll need at minimum a Complaint, a Summons for Service of Process. You may also need to attach exhibits to the complaint. There will likely be additional forms you'll need to file as the case progresses, but these should be enough to initiate your case. Hope that helps. For more information see the Florida Statutes.

If you have specific questions about procedure, please contact us at 800-515-0496

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