These flowcharts give you a visual overview of the different steps in the Local Court – Small Claims process.
The steps on the flowchart are linked to more information in this topic that will have more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.