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  • What is Magistrate Court? A Short Video Presentation

    Both individuals and businesses can be sued in the Magistrate Court. In 1999, the limit for monetary damages that can be filed was increased from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00. Content Detail

    By:
    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • What Kinds of Cases are not Allowed in Magistrate Court? A Short Video Presentation

    Magistrate courts cannot try individuals charged with a felony or with certain misdemeanor offenses. The Magistrate Court does not have jurisdiction over restraining orders, divorce cases; child custody, child visitation and support cases; cases involving real estate, mental incompetence commitments and equity actions, which involve the rights of parties and seek to direct a person to perform a certain act or to refrain from doing an act. Content Detail

    By:
    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • What Kinds of Cases Can You Bring Before Magistrate Court? A Short Video Presentation

    The Magistrate Court is authorized to hear a variety of civil cases, as long as the claim does not exceed the $15,000.00 limit, including suits on accounts or contracts where a debtor has failed to pay a debt, damages or personal injury claims involving accidents or wrongful conduct, failure to perform on written contracts, personal property foreclosures, garnishments, levies on property to satisfy a judgment and abandoned motor vehicle. Landlord-tenant cases, referred to as dispossessory actions and in some cases distress warrants, are filed against individuals or corporations who remain on a property without the right to do so. These landlord-tenant actions are usually filed for non-payment of rent. Dispossessory actions represent an exception in Magistrate Court where the jurisdictional limit of $15,000.00 does not apply. Content Detail

    By:
    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • Watch a Video Update about Katie Beckett Medicaid Eligibility

    Katie Beckett is a Medicaid eligibility category that provides Medical Assistance coverage for certain children under age 19 who have long-term disabilities or complex medical needs and who live at home. Katie Beckett eligibility enables these children to be cared for at home instead of in an institution. With Katie Beckett, only the child's income and resources, not the parents', are taken into account during the application process. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Watch Our Video about Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

    Learn about Medicare PArt D prescription Drug Coverage for persons with both Medicare and Medicaid Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®