​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Flowcharts

These flowcharts give you a visual overview of the different steps in the Local Court – Small Claims process. 

The steps on the flowchart a​re linked to more information in this topic that will have more information. 

    ​​Does someone owe you money or goods? 

    Starting your case

    If you sent a letter of demand for the payment of a debt or recovery of goods, and you were unable to reach an agreement, you may want to start a court case against the other party to recover money or goods.

    For more information, see Starting a case – flowchart.

    Enforcing a judgment

    At the end of your case, you may have been successful in getting a judgment against the defendant, but you still don't know how to get your money. There are a number of ways to enforce a judgment. 

    ​For more information, see Enforcing a judgment – flowchart.

    Are you being chased for money or goods?

    Responding to a statement of claim

    If you received a default notice from a bank or credit provider, or a demand for payment of a debt or return of goods, and you were unable to reach an agreement, the other party may start a court case against you by filing a statement of claim and serving it on you.

    For more information, see Responding to a statement of claim – flowchart

    Responding to a judgment 

    If the magistrate or assessor decided you owed the money or goods, you will have a judgment against you. There are a number of ways that a judgment can be enforced against you. 

    For more information, see Responding to a judgment - flowchart.