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Frequently Asked Questions



General

SueYa.com empowers consumers to file lawsuits, to issue eviction notices and to enforce legal judgments using our fully-integrated online platform. Our cutting-edge service utilizes self-reported information, combined with AI-driven tools to perform and expedite the accurate filing of court documents and other ancillary services designed to drive the best resolution for our clients.

SueYa.com has been serving clients across California since 2014.

SueYa.com currently operates in all jurisdictions across the State of California. Users can file lawsuits, evictions and enforce judgments anywhere in California. We do not offer services outside of California at this time.

We are an online-only platform and do not have a physical location for our clients to visit. If you need to find our mailing address, phone or fax numbers, please visit our Contact Us page for more information.

No, SueYa.com is not a law firm. We work with a team of lawyers to review and file documents in the courts and enforce judgments on behalf of our valued clients.

Lawsuits

You can be physically located in another place so long as the lawsuit is filed in a California courthouse.  In some cases, you may need to assign your claim to SueYa.com so that we can act as your authorized agent.

The cost to file a lawsuit varies based on the type of lawsuit, court filing fees and the requirements of your case. Here is our fee schedule:

  • The cost to file a small claim lawsuit is  $149.99 plus court filing fees.
  • The cost to file a limited claim lawsuit is $179.99 plus court filing fees.
  • The cost to file an unlimited claim lawsuit is $199.99 plus court filing fees.

You can learn more by visiting our Lawsuits page.

SueYa.com does not upcharge for court filing fees. We pass along the exact published cost based on the type of case being filed.

• The court filing fees for a small claim total $100.00.
• The court filing fees for a limited claim total $225.00 for claims less than $10,000.00 and $370.00 for claims greater than $10,000.00.
• The court filing fees for an unlimited claim totals $435.00.

You can learn more by visiting our Lawsuits page.

You can sue up to five (5) defendants in a single case.

If you have five (5) or less lawsuits to file, we recommend that you file one lawsuit at a time using our online platform. For clients seeking to file more than five (5) lawsuits, we offer discounted volume filing services.

If you’d like to learn more about volume filing services, you can send us a message by clicking here.

You may not file a small claims action against an out-of-state defendant. Lawsuits with damages over $10,000 require you to name defendants residing outside of California in the Limited or Unlimited Jurisdictions.

• Small Claim: A civil case filed in small claims court for $10,000 or less. If you are a business (except for a sole proprietor), you can only sue for $5,000 in small claims court.

• Limited Claim: A general civil case that involves an amount of money of $25,000 or less.

• Unlimited Claim: A general civil case that involves an amount of money over $25,000. Unlimited civil cases also include other types of disputes that do not involve money, like cases to resolve (or “quiet”) title to real property, cases asking for civil restraining orders, and requests to change your name or your child’s name.

You can learn more by visiting our Lawsuits page.

Not everyone can initiate a lawsuit. In fact, in order to initiate a lawsuit you must have legal standing. In short, you need to figure out if you have the right to file a lawsuit against the person or business. This is done by first determining if you have been directly affected by the legal dispute you are bringing against them.

For example, if you were injured in a car collision where a negligent person ran a red light, you would have legal standing to bring a lawsuit against them because you actually suffered an injury in the collision. You may also have legal standing, even if you are not the person that was directly injured, if you are a caretaker who is suing on behalf of a child or mentally disabled adult.

Finally, you must have legal capacity to be a party to a lawsuit. Some persons that are considered to not have legal capacity to initiate a lawsuit include children under the age of 18 and persons that the court finds mentally incompetent because of an illness, age, or disability.

Depending on your case, the process typically takes 15-30 minutes. Our online platform will ask you to provide the details about your case and we may follow-up with some questions or requests for additional information. From that point, we typically electronically or manually file your case in the appropriate jurisdiction within 3-5 business days.

In some instances, you may be required to arrive to a local courthouse.  SueYa.com will, in a timely manner, inform you of any impending court appearances and requirements therein.

The court will decide the outcome of every case.  SueYa.com helps you to prepare and file a lawsuit so that your case is presented accurately based on your inputs.

Each case is unique, so this really depends on several factors. The court may ask one or both parties to produce evidence or perform actions related to the case. In addition, courts have varying schedules, protocols and requirements for plaintiffs and/or defendants. Based on these factors, each case may follow a different timeline.

If you are the Plaintiff and initiated a small claims action and you do not prevail, you are not permitted to appeal.

If the court determines the other party prevailing or victorious in a lawsuit in the limited or unlimited jurisdiction, SueYa.com may provide you with options to appeal or other recourse measures if you feel that the court’s determination is wrong.

If you win your lawsuit, SueYa.com can provide you with options to ensure that the legal judgment that you receive from the court is enforced.

Evictions

The cost to file an eviction is $199.99 plus court filing fees.

You can learn more by visiting our Evictions page.

SueYa.com does not upcharge for eviction filing fees. We pass along the exact published cost based on the type of case being filed.

• The court filing fees for an eviction total $270.00 for claims less than $10,000.00 and $370.00 for claims greater than $10,000.00.

You can learn more by visiting our Evictions page.

You can evict up to five (5) tenants in a single case.

If you have five (5) or less evictions to file, we recommend that you file one eviction at a time using our online platform. For clients seeking to file more than five (5) evictions, we offer discounted volume filing services.

If you’d like to learn more about volume filing services, you can send us a message by clicking here.

The process typically takes 15-30 minutes.  Our online platform will ask you to provide the details about your matter and we may follow-up with some questions or requests for additional information.  From that point, we typically electronically or manually file your case in the appropriate jurisdiction within 3-5 business days.

In some instances, you may be required to arrive to a local courthouse.  SueYa.com will, in a timely manner, inform you of any impending court appearances and requirements therein.

There is never a guaranteed outcome to any eviction. However, to ensure the best and most efficient results in your eviction, being organized is key. You need to prepare and serve the proper 3-day or 30-day notice.  It is crucial that you follow each step in this process.

If your eviction is not granted because of procedural defects, the lawsuit will have to be re-filed.

There are two different types of judgments in an eviction matter. The first is a possession judgment. In the event of a default, most commonly possession judgments are first acquired so that a landlord can regain access to the property as soon as possible.

The second, a money judgment, is obtained through proving the past due rent and damages and can be requested after the tenant(s) have been removed.

After obtaining the possession judgment, documents must be prepared, submitted and filed.

There are multiple phases to the eviction process.  The sooner the court documents are prepared, filed and processed, the closer you will be to obtaining your eviction. There are several scenarios:

Default: If the tenant(s) do not file a responsive pleading to the eviction lawsuit, they are in default. This will enable you to file the documents to obtain a default for possession judgment only. After the default for possession is granted, the focus will be on obtaining the authority to get a Sheriff’s lock out.

Answer: If the tenant(s) files a responsive pleading to the eviction lawsuit, they typically argue that the rent is excessive, already paid or the property was uninhabitable and repairs were requested or they were forced to make the repairs and they are owed a credit. In this scenario, you will need to prepare and serve discovery before your trial date. You will also need to file a Request for Trial Setting so that the court can set a trial date to hear your case. Waiting for the trial date is the part that will require most patience as courts are typically backlogged and busy.

Judgment Enforcement

There are no upfront costs.  SueYa.com will take your case on contingency, which means that we will preserve your judgment, determine the best available methods for enforcement and update you if we recover any monies. Our clients receive 50% of the net proceeds recovered after servicing, court costs and attorney fees.

If you have five (5) or less judgments to enforce, we recommend that you use our online platform. For clients seeking to enforce more than five (5) judgments, we offer discounted volume filing services.

If you’d like to learn more about volume filing services, you can send us a message by clicking here.

SueYa.com examines several factors to determine if your judgment is enforceable. At a high-level, we look at expiration, status of the defendant(s) and assets of the defendant(s).

SueYa.com will work tirelessly to enforce your judgments. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients by employing aggressive methods to locate, subpoena and compel defendants to pay. We make no guarantees, but we only get paid if our clients get paid.

Each judgement is unique and requires our team to do research and employ the most effective methods to enforce a judgment. We also rely on the court system, for which timeline differ based on protocols and requirements.

In some instances, you may be required to arrive to a local courthouse. SueYa.com will, in a timely manner, inform you of any impending court appearances and requirements therein.

If we are unable to enforce your judgment, we do not charge for any services.

We work with the defendants to intake the funds and provide you with a full accounting and distribution summary.

Orders

Once you have registered an account at SueYa.com, you can access your Dashboard by logging in here.

You can make changes to your profile by logging in to the Dashboard.

If you need to make changes to your order, simply log in to the Dashboard and click on Message Center. Send a message and let us know what corrections need to be made to your order. Please be sure to reference the Order Number and any other relevant information so that we can assist you as soon as possible.

You can view the status of any order by logging in to the Dashboard and clicking on My Orders to view the current status of an order.

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