As a Pro Se can you amend or upgrade your original claim which was filed at a Small Claim court to a Judicial circuit court while compulsory or permissive counterclaim or third party complaints were filed.
Can I also file a request for document before I amend or upgrade the original claim and change Affirmative defenses on counterclaim?
What you are describing is some pretty sophisticated lawyering. Venue and jurisdictional issues make up a significant portion of a first year law class and are revisited constantly in law school. The long and short of it is that you can amend without consent of the court before a responsive pleading is filed. If the amendment changes the damages beyond the subject matter jurisdiction of the small claims court, i.e. more than $5000.00, the judge will most likely transfer the case to the proper court or you may motion the court to do so. If you wish to amend the complaint after a responsive pleading is filed, you will need leave of court. This requires the proper motion filed the proper way. If you are requesting discovery, you must follow the rules of small claims court. The rules of procedure in small claims court are found here: https://www-media.floridabar.org/uploads/2017/04/small-claims.pdf. Once you are in county or circuit court, you will need to use the proper rules for those venues.
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Not easily, and doing so will require payment of an additional filing fee unless the reason for transfer to another court is the counter claim, in which case the other party would have to pay the fee.
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