Small-claims court has jurisdiction over civil cases that rise between private litigants. The rules vary from state to state, but there is usually a monetary limit from $2,500 - $25,000 because small-claims courts don’t involve large amounts of money. They are mainly for the collection of small debts and for evictions and other problems between tenants and landlords. People who sue in a small-claims court generally waive the right to claim more that the court can award. Most people try to settle their disputes in other ways, outside of court, before filing a case. For example, arbitration by a third party is often used. However, the decision of an arbitrator cannot be appealed but a small-claims judgment can. In most small-claims courts, the first step is for the person to write a demand letter for the amount that is owed.
In order to stay in business, business owners have to be compensated for their services and thus collect payments from their customers. However, some customers get behind on their payments for one reason or another. There are many ways to create a payment request letter based on how many times you need to ask the customer to submit their payment. The first payment reminder needs to be friendly since there may actually be a legitimate reason for their nonpayment. In many cases, a courteous reminder to pay the bill is all that's necessary.
Many families organize family reunions every year or two. Reunions are often well-planned parties that include several meals, games and other entertainment. They usually involve members of the extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and all of their close family members. Many families plan well in advance to attend a family reunion especially if it is out of state and requires traveling time.
A waiver letter is required for people who want to waive one of their rights, of if they would like to request that one of their obligations is waived. For example, if a family is vacationing by a lake on private property, they may need to sign a waiver letter stating that they will not hold the owner of the property responsible if there is any accident that causes injury to a family member while on the property. An example of waiving an obligation is if a person is having serious personal financial difficulties and cannot meet payments on a loan, he or she can request that the interest be waived for a specified period of time.
An authorization letter is a document that is written by one person to give authorization to another person to perform a particular task. It’s a legal document that allows someone to do something they would ordinarily not be allowed to do. It is usually given by a person who is not physically present. The main reasons people write letters of authorization are for medical, legal or financial issues. For example, medical records are private, and a doctor would need an authorization letter from a particular patient in order to send that patient’s medical records to someone else. Along with sending medical records other legal documents may need to be transferred between lawyers and doctors in the case of a personal injury claim, divorce action or a lawsuit. If a person is going on vacation, they may want to allow a friend or family member access to their bank account to pay bills.