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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.

Individual services are offered by appointment at our Montreal office only.

  • Address: 511 Place d’Armes, Suite 800 (8th floor), Montreal, H2Y 2W7
  • Business hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • To make an appointment: contact the reception desk at 514-284-1007, ext. 0.

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 perform the service of the document. Our customer service officer will be able to inform you of the amount required once the file analysis has been completed.

In terms of execution, we must first check and do some verifications in the judicial records database before accepting your mandate. To this end, it is essential to make an appointment with our customer service officer. We will then be able to establish the amount of the deposit required depending on the type of file.

The deposit can be paid in cash, certified check or money order payable to Paquette & Associés, huissiers de justice S.E.N.C.R.L. We also accept debit card, credit card Visa or Mastercard. An administration fee is applicable for credit card payments. Payement can also be done online.