Wrongful Eviction, Rent and Small Claims Cases in Texas
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you give me a general overview of small claims cases?
Can you tell me more about Texas law for my type of case?
Yes, we can discuss whatever legal topics are important to you. However, you may also want to check out our lead attorney’s brief PODCASTS on various legal topics. We think they are a great teaching tool!
Will you represent me in court?
No. This service is intended to help pro se litigants navigate the small claims or justice court system.
What types of cases can we discuss?
Really, any type of civil small claims case! Over the last 16 years, we’ve handled collections cases, breaches of contract, lawsuits on lease agreements, civil theft/conversion of property, landlord/tenant disputes, collections on judgments, wrongful evictions, landlord retaliation, car wrecks, property damage, lawsuits on unpaid invoices, and many others. We’ve represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these cases and have perspective from both sides.
Do you draft court documents or filings?
No. This service is intended to give you verbal instruction, counsel, or advice on the types of issues encountered in small claims or justice courts, including the types documents to file. Often times, the court clerks will have forms available for your use. But we can discuss what to say and the types of things you need to put in those documents!
Are your suggestions or advice guaranteed to win me my case?
No. Our advice is based on over 16 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil cases. Every case has unique facts and circumstances about which we may not be aware. A judge or jury will ultimately decide the outcome of your case. You are paying us to explain processes and to guide you in the presentation of your case only.
Can I send you my documents or evidence to review to tell me if I have enough evidence to win my case?
In most circumstances, no. The purpose of this service is to provide procedural answers and explain the small claims court process in the State of Texas in a way that a non-lawyer can understand. It is not intended to include a comprehensive evaluation of your particular case or provide representation.
Can I get a refund for unused time?
No. By booking and paying for the allotted time slot, you are removing the ability to provide services to other customers. We encourage you to use the maximum amount of time that you purchase. However, if you cancel your appointment more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled time, you will receive a 100% refund.
Can I reschedule my appointment?
Yes. You are allowed to reschedule your appointment up to 2 times. If you do not attend your second rescheduled appointment, you are not entitled to a refund.
Can you point me to some important Texas Justice Court websites?