File a Counter Claim (Defendant's Claim)
In California, a defendant's claim, also known as a counterclaim, is a legal action initiated by the defendant in response to a lawsuit filed against them by the plaintiff. When a defendant believes they have a valid legal claim against the plaintiff arising from the same incident or transaction, they can assert their counterclaim in the same lawsuit.
The purpose of a counterclaim is to allow the defendant to seek relief, such as damages or other remedies, from the plaintiff, rather than having to file a separate lawsuit. It enables both parties to have their respective claims addressed in a single legal proceeding.
1. Download the Document
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to download the document(s) and complete them.
2. Make Service Payment
Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
Please send us the document(s) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and please ensure to thoroughly review the document before returning it to us.
4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.