Small Claims

With the cap on claims having been raised to $15,000, more and more cases are being submitted to small claims court by citizens wanting to assert their rights. We are sensitive to the fact that the legal process may seem complex to the layperson. When a judgment rendered in your favour is not respected by the opposing party, call us. PAQUETTE has a seasoned team of client care officers who stay in close, professional contact with you and support you throughout the execution process. In addition, our experienced bailiffs have a proven track record demonstrating their ability to successfully settle matters related to execution of a judgment in your favour. This pairing of high-level skills reflects our commitment to quality!

Before launching proceedings in small claims court, it is customary to notify the party being challenged. PAQUETTE provides individuals with highly professional notification services at very affordable rates. Our bailiffs officially bring your legal notice to the attention of the person concerned. Having a bailiff complete this task rather than rely on registered mail certainly has a positive impact. Service by a bailiff likely to lead to a quicker settlement of your matter, before you even need to launch proceedings in small claims court. An added guarantee that will only help your case.

Once you obtain a ruling in your favour, if the opposing party refuses to pay the sums claimed, you can hire Paquette to execute the judgment. In other words, our bailiffs will take legal means to force the opposing party to pay their debt. Note that in Quebec, only a bailiff can execute a court judgment and help you obtain reparation if the debtor against which you obtained a ruling refuses to abide by the court’s decision.

PAQUETTE provides meticulous support to ensure that the judgment in question is executed. For example, we can support you in the garnishment of wages or seizure of movable and immovable assets.

The service to individuals is open

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we favor remote working in order to limit contact.

  • Before contacting us, please consult our FAQ, to find useful information regarding the current situation.
  • If you have any questions about our fees, please consult the tariff page on our website.
  • To give us a mandate and contact a bailiff: contact the reception at 514-284-1007 extension 0. Our receptionist will take your contact details and refer your call to one of our bailiffs; the latter will then contact you to determine the steps to follow.

A deposit is required depending on the services requested.

In terms of serving legal documents, the deposit is mainly determined by the number of kilometers that the bailiff must travel to effect service of the document. Our bailiff will be able to inform you of the amount required once the file analysis has been completed.

In matters of execution, we refer you to our FAQ regarding possible restrictions due to the current situation.

The deposit must be paid online at your financial institution. When we receive the sums, we will activate your file.

Service and / or execution reports

Always with the aim of limiting your travel and contacts, we will send you the service and / or execution digitally signed reports by email.