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isl3985
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Does anyone have any experience/advice on filing a small claims suit against someone when you don't live on island? Would I have to file the forms in person or can I mail? I don't want to have to travel there any more than necessary.

Thanks.

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Alana33
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CALL the court to find out.

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isl3985
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Gee never thought of THAT thanks sooooo much....

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Alana33
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You're soooooo welcome.

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sjointer
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CALL the court to find out.

Gee never thought of THAT thanks sooooo much....

Honestly, I'm not certain what's wrong with Alana33's answer. Who else would know the rules better than the court. If you contacted the court and didn't get a response, you should simply call them again.

In case you don't have that particular information, here is a link to filing small claims on STX, which is at the Superior Court: USVI Small Claims. The other court website I found is for the federal district court, which likely doesn't help you.

Here is a link to the court offices, including names and phone numbers for the administrator, clerk, and the like: USVI Court Clerk et al. Keep in mind that there are different clerks. If you are trying to sue someone on STT or STJ, the number differs from the one for STX.

I'm not certain how often it happens that someone not in USVI tries to sue someone here, and I hope I never find out. I would point out, though, that on the mainland you are required to show up in person for a small claims case. The first link should have the rules about that, however.

Finally, if you want to know more, or are looking for other links, the Google search terms I used are "civil court USVI".

All the best in all you do while staying true.

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