Small Claims Court Services in Calgary

We can recover what is due for the fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. Avoid the high cost of lawyers with the #1 rated court agent in Alberta!

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Our team at Pur-Sue Action can assist in resolving any debt or damage dispute you come up
against. We can expedite your claim process in a way that reduces costs compared to traditional legal
services. If you are a business owner or individual, you can feel confident we will represent your matter

Builders Liens

Secure your payment rights without the legal overhead. Choose Alberta's top court agent for efficient lien filing.
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Breached Contracts

Resolve contract disputes affordably and effectively. Count on our expertise for favorable outcomes.
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Construction Disputes

Navigate construction disagreements without costly legal fees. We specialize in quick and fair resolutions
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Delinquent Accounts

Recover your money from overdue accounts without draining resources. We simplify the recovery process.
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General Debts & Loans

Get what you're owed in debts and loans without a hefty legal bill. Our streamlined approach saves you time and money.
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Property Damage

Settle property damage claims without breaking the bank. We make the complex simple, efficiently.
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How much can I sue for in Small Claims Court?

In Alberta, the monetary maximum for suing in the Court of Justice (Civil), commonly known as Small Claims Court, is $100,000. This limit excludes costs and interest. If the debt surpasses this threshold, you have the option to abandon the amount that exceeds $100,000 to keep the case within the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.

Example 1

Abandoning Excess Amount: If you are owed $115,000, you might consider abandoning the extra $15,000. This strategy allows you to proceed in Small Claims Court, which often results in lower legal costs and quicker resolution compared to filing a suit in the Court of King's Bench. The legal fees incurred in the Court of King's Bench are likely to offset the $15,000 you might abandon.

Example 2

Multiple Job Sites: If you have multiple outstanding invoices from different job sites and the total amount owed exceeds $100,000, consider separating the debts by job site. You can then file separate actions for each site, as long as each claim remains under the $100,000 limit. By doing so, you avoid the need to abandon any amount.

Court of King’s Bench vs Small Claims Court

It's essential to note that Agents cannot represent you in the Court of King's Bench. Therefore, you'll need to hire a lawyer, leading to increased time and financial costs. These factors make the Small Claims Court a more appealing option for many, even when the debt exceeds the $100,000 limit.