A mutual friend sold me a car. It was repossessed due to a tittle loan by the owner (the Mutual friend). I have a car sales agreement that he and I both signed stating that I purchased the car with dates and amounts for a total of 6 months $500 per month. At the end of the 6 months I was supposed to receive the title, except he took out a tittle loan on it. I did not agree to this. my car is now gone and I am having to pay for a new car.
This would typically be accomplished through either the small claims court or the general district court, depending on the value of the vehicle. I would personally recommend reaching out to an attorney to help you with this case, as getting a case before a Judge is the hardest part of the law. Should you want to proceed without an attorney, which I do not recommend, try reading the "small claims court guide" released by Fairfax. Not all the advice in that document will be applicable to every other area, like Norfolk.
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You will want to consult with a local attorney at least for an initial consultation about your situation so that you know what your specific claims would be, and most consultations will be affordable within a $100-300 range. That advice can help you organize and prepare a solid case even without an attorney's involvement.
If you do not consult with an attorney, you can contact the small claims court asking for any local guides to their court system as well as ask them procedural questions about what forms to use for different types of claims or requirements.
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I agree that it looks like a small claims court matter...see the court clerk. The clerks are there to assist people with small claims cases and provide the right procedures and documents...
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