A. The clerk accepts the filing and returns your copies so that you can serve the defendant with their copy of the filing documents. Your complaint must include all of the grounds to bring your case and all of your demands for recovery. The clerk of the court will be unable to provide any legal advice. Thus, it is wise to hire an experienced lawyer to prepare your complaint and your claims.
You may say to yourself, “Of course an attorney’s website is suggesting that I hire an attorney to handle my legal claims. But why can’t I just handle it myself?” If that question weighs upon your mind, please see the next FAQ.