About the Program
This program will help you fill out the Small Claims Financial Disclosure Paperwork. You should use this program if at least one of the following is true:
- the Court orders you to fill out Financial Disclosure forms
- someone has a judgment against you in Small Claims Court and they have asked the Court to enforce the judgment
- you have been sued in Small Claims Court and agree you owe the money, but can't pay the judgment
- you are being sued in Small Claims Court and you want to let the Court know that your income is protected
This interview will produce the Small Claims Financial Disclosure Form. Do not use this interview if you want to start a case in Small Claims Court.
Before you start, you will need:
- a copy of the Complaint or Judgment, if there is one
- your income information, including information about any Reach Up, Social Security, Veterans Benefits or other public benefits you receive
- information about any valuable thing that you own (your assets)
- information about the income and benefits for any other person in your household
- information about the assets that people in your household own
- information about your expenses and bills you pay
- information about your household's expenses and bills
You will need income and expense information for everyone who lives with you. It does not matter if they are not related to you. Before you start this interview, you should get that information. If you would like to look at the form before you start, you can find the Financial Disclosure Statement form online.
Small Claims Court is meant to be easy to use for people who are representing themselves. You can hire a lawyer if you want to, but you are not required to hire a lawyer. If you decide to represent yourself in Small Claims Court, you can get more information about what you will need to do and how Small Claims Court works by reading the Court's Small Claims pages.
Note: You will be taken to our partner website called LawHelp Interactive.