Rule to evict

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  • #3902

    kiterunner62
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    I have the rule to evict and the supporting documents. I am the property manager and have the owner’s POA to conduct the business, etc. I am going to file at the court office.

    WHen the hearing comes up to appear in court, do I need an attorney with me?

  • #3907

    Lex
    Keymaster

    What court?

  • #3915

    Bassmaster
    Participant

    Lex is asking what court because there is Justice of the Peace Court, City Court, District Court, Parish Civil Court (in some areas), and so on. It makes a difference on how strict the procedures are.

  • #3916

    kiterunner62
    Participant

    the court is east baton rouge parish…

    thanks.

  • #3917

    Bassmaster
    Participant

    In general terms, the procedures in a District Court are stricter. So, yes, it would be a good idea to at least consult a lawyer to review what you have filed and to go over with you what to expect.

    It also makes a difference as to whether you think the defendant is going to appear and/or contest the eviction. There are strict procedures as to how a defendant must handle his part of this as well -something to discuss with a lawyer that you make familiar with your fact situation.

    For future reference, most evictions are handled through justice of the peace courts because: it is much faster; it is much cheaper; and it is expected than no lawyers are involved. JP courts give you more leniency as to procedural rules and something closer to instant justice.

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