In which county should I file my lawsuit?

You must file a lawsuit in the correct venue. Depending on the case, venue typically lies in the county where the defendant lives, where a substantial part of the business was transacted, where the real property is located, injury occurred or place of employment. If you are unsure if the venue is in Effingham County, you may call our office at 912-754-2124, selecting option 4, to confirm if the venue lies within our county or another county.

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1. In which county should I file my lawsuit?
2. Do I need an attorney?
3. What do I need to bring with me to the court hearing?
4. How are cases presented in court?
5. What do I wear to court?
6. Can I appeal my civil case if I lose in court?
7. What is the difference between a dismissal "with prejudice" and a dismissal "without" prejudice?
8. Can I speak to a Judge when I come into your office?
9. Can a Magistrate Judge perform wedding services?
10. What if I need special assistance?
11. I won a judgement. Where and when do I get paid?