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Small claims court is a special court where rules are simple and informal, and disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. All parties involved in a claim represent themselves without an attorney.
Traffic Court deals with violations of traffic laws and other minor offenses, such as fishing without a fishing license. Unlawful Detainers cases involve landlord-tenant disputes.
A civil lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of the private rights and legal issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations.
The Juvenile Court is a division of the Sutter Superior Court handling dependency, delinquency and emancipation matters. Adoption and Guardianship cases are handled through Family Court Services.
Family Court Services
Family law issues include dissolution (divorce), legal separation, child custody and visitation, probate and guardianships, child support, spousal support and domestic violence.
Probate is the court process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person¹s property under a will.
If you fail to pay a court ordered fine, the court may send a civil assessment notice. This page provides payment information.
A Criminal Action is the procedure by which a person is accused of committing a crime is charged and brought to trial. After evidence is presented from the prosecution and defense, a decision is made as to the person’s guilt, and if found guilty the accused is sentenced according to law.