If you are going to ask for an adjournment, you should notify the court by mail before the scheduled date of your hearing. Also, you should mail a copy of your letter to the other party. If on the day of the hearing you find you cannot attend or are not prepared to present your case, either you or someone else on your behalf should appear in the Small Claims Court to explain to the judge why you need an adjournment.
If you do not have a good excuse, your request for an adjournment may be denied. If your request for an adjournment is denied and you are not ready to start your hearing, your small claim may be dismissed. If you are the defendant and you do not appear at your hearing, the judge may award the claimant a judgment against you based only upon evidence provided by the claimant(a default judgment).
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