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    • Paul1211
    • By Paul1211 6th Mar 19, 3:38 PM
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    Money Claim Online Court Letters
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    • 6th Mar 19, 3:38 PM
    Money Claim Online Court Letters 6th Mar 19 at 3:38 PM
    Looking for some advice please, I am looking to take my ex to court over a lot of money she owes me, and is refusing to pay.

    The only thing holding me back is Iím currently living with parents and want this to remain confidential.

    Has anyone had any experience of making a money claim online?....if so, have you received court letters through the post, and if so, do they have any reference to it being from court in form of a logo or text?

    Many thanks
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Mar 19, 6:08 PM
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    • 6th Mar 19, 6:08 PM
    Eventually you will get a letter from the court; why would living with your parents be an issue though?
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 7th Mar 19, 11:59 PM
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    • 7th Mar 19, 11:59 PM
    Sounds like he's trying to hide this situation from his parents.

    OP, the only way to find out is to phone the court and ask them whether their envelopes broadcast who they're from, or not. but really, life would be simpler if you came clean.
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    • 8th Mar 19, 12:22 AM
    Hi Paul1211, documentation that comes from the small claims court (or, indeed any civil court) is "branded" HMCTS and with their logo on it. If your ex files a defence to your claim, the court will send you a paper copy of it on this headed paper. I can't actually remember if the envelopes are similarly "branded", but I have a vague recollection they are not, but agree with Savvy_Sue that if it's crucial your parents don't become aware of your action, you phone HMCTS and ask them (tel: 0300 123 7050).
    • Cisser
    • By Cisser 28th Mar 19, 6:13 AM
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    • 28th Mar 19, 6:13 AM
    Why would living with your parents be an issue though?
    • Paul1211
    • By Paul1211 22nd Jul 19, 1:07 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 1:07 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 1:07 PM
    Hi all.

    Unfortunately I haven't got round to starting the claims process yet due to other commitments. I am looking to start this off now, however I am aware I must attempt to solve this with her before I send her a letter before claim.

    I was planning on doing this a while back so I sent her a text message and email trying to solve the issue, however I have had no reply from either at all. I stated that if I don't hear back within two weeks (as of January) I shall go straight to court, however this was some time ago now! I haven't had any contact since then, so should I send her another message with the same text or go straight to sending her the letter before claim?

    It will have been a year in September, is there a time limit by which I must file a claim?

    Many thanks for any help, Paul.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 22nd Jul 19, 4:57 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 4:57 PM
    Hi all.

    Unfortunately I haven't got round to starting the claims process yet due to other commitments. I am looking to start this off now, however I am aware I must attempt to solve this with her before I send her a letter before claim.

    I was planning on doing this a while back so I sent her a text message and email trying to solve the issue, however I have had no reply from either at all. I stated that if I don't hear back within two weeks (as of January) I shall go straight to court, however this was some time ago now! I haven't had any contact since then, so should I send her another message with the same text or go straight to sending her the letter before claim?

    It will have been a year in September, is there a time limit by which I must file a claim?

    Many thanks for any help, Paul.
    Originally posted by Paul1211

    The time limit is six years in England and Wales, a little less in Scotland.
    • Paul1211
    • By Paul1211 22nd Jul 19, 9:29 PM
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    Great, many thanks for your help
    • Dilbert999
    • By Dilbert999 23rd Jul 19, 8:54 PM
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    If you know her address, perhaps send a letter to her there via Royal Mail "signed for". At least if she signs for it, you know she's received it.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 30th Jul 19, 10:16 AM
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    If you know her address, perhaps send a letter to her there via Royal Mail "signed for". At least if she signs for it, you know she's received it.
    Originally posted by Dilbert999
    It's generally advised to send by first class post and get proof of delivery (it's suggested two copies are sent) as that's considered 'delivered'. Anything to be signed for can be refused.


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