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Small claims courts are one of the many different kinds of courts set up in each state to handle specific types of cases. As the name suggests, small claims are legal claims in which a lesser amount of money is at stake. Each state sets a limit on the amount of money that can be sought as a remedy in small claims court, usually around $5,000. There are numerous benefits bringing a case to a small claims court, including smaller fees, typically no lawyers and swifter justice. See the articles and answers to frequently asked questions using the links on this page to learn more about small claims law.