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Mediation: Should I use it?

Mediation is an informal way to resolve disputes without going to court. The parties attempt to negotiate a mutually agreeable settlement with the help of a neutral mediator. Mediation can be used in many types of disputes. #3226EN

If Someone Sues You in Small Claims Court

Tips for trying to resolve your dispute and what to do if you need to appear in court. #9941EN

Your Rights: Buying a Manufactured Home

Buying a manufactured home can be complicated. You may not understand all the terms. Don't rely on verbal statements that are not in writing! Read this to better understand your rights and some important terms.

When You Cannot Pay Off Your Payday Loan

Options on what to do when you can't pay off your payday loan on time. #0601EN.

Divorce, Debt, and Bankruptcy in Washington State

A general overview of debt and bankruptcy issues related to divorce. #0102EN

Rent-to-Own in Washington State

This will help you understand rent-to-own (RTO) home purchase agreements and the dangers in them. #6390EN

Supplemental Proceedings

If a creditor has a judgment ordered by a court and wants to collect the money from you, you may receive an order to attend a Supplemental Proceedings court hearing. #0210EN

I just bought a used car. It does not work properly.

What can you do if your used car breaks down or needs costly repairs soon after purchase from a car dealer? Some state and federal laws may help. #0314EN

Should I file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Learn about the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy and what types of debts you can discharge. #0103EN

Questions and Answers: The New Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Learn who can get this and how it works. #2400EN

Getting Help with Medical Debt in Washington State

Having medical bills can cause fear, worry and embarrassment. But ignoring them can lead to bigger problems. If you cannot afford your medical debt, read this to learn about some options that can help. #0212EN

What is a Payday Loan?

A payday loan is a short-term, high-cost loan that must be paid back on or before your next payday, whether your income is from employment or government benefits. Payday loans are made by storefront lenders, check cashers, pawn shops, credit unions, and Internet-based providers. Publication #0600EN

How do I sue in Small Claims Court?

In Small Claims Court, you can sue for up to $10,000. This is meant to be a quick, cheap way to resolve a dispute you could not otherwise settle. It is not complicated. Lawyers generally cannot take part. There are no juries, motions or objections. There is only a small charge for filing a lawsuit. You can get a trial date much sooner than in other courts. Most trials last about 20 minutes. #9940EN

What is Small Claims Court?

Includes a sample demand form letter. #9943EN

Getting your stuff back

You should read this if someone else has property that is yours and you want to get it back. This may have happened because someone took something of yours without your permission or because you let someone borrow something, but they refused to return it. #6312EN

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