Frequently Asked Questions About Unlawful Detainer
(Residential Eviction)

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Man on phoneThis section gives you answers to frequently asked questions. It gives you information about before, during and after a legal proceeding for Unlawful Detainer (Residential Eviction) cases.

There is a list of questions under each category.  To get started, please click on a topic below:

If you have questions that are not asked in this section, you may want to ask a law librarian for help. 

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