Why should I use FairClaims instead of small claims court?

Our decisions are legally binding and our process is much quicker and easier than going to small-claims court.




Convenience. You can do it from anywhere. Small claims court can be really disruptive - you have to take time off work or step away from your business or family to drive down to court, wait for your case to be called (1-2+ hours), argue your case, and drive back. If you want to get a witness to join you, they’ll face the same hassles. With FairClaims, our Hearings are just 15-30 minutes online from wherever you or your witness might be.


Quicker turnaround time. You can get an FairClaims decision in as little as 3 weeks from the date both parties agree to use the service. Small Claims court can take approximately 2-3 months!


Comfort. You don’t have to learn the rules of court and don’t have to get in front of a packed courtroom/judge to argue your case. Our Arbitrators are highly competent and unbiased, but not intimidating.


Quality. We'll spend more time on your matter than a small claims court judge, with high quality Arbitrators who are happy to thoroughly hear your claim. Small claims court judges typically spend 10-15 minutes on each matter. We’ll spend 60-90 minutes on each matter, so you can be sure you’ll be heard

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