Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim?
Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory?
Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country?
Rejection of application
Statement of opposition
Effect of statement of opposition
Effect of lack of statement of opposition
Small claims procedures
Existence of a specific small claims procedure. Does a small claims procedure exist (i.e. a special procedure that is simpler than the ordinary procedure and applies in cases where the amount at stake is below a certain monetary threshold or, for certain types of litigation, regardless of any monetary threshold)?
Scope of procedure
Application of procedure
Rules concerning the taking of evidence
Written or oral procedure
Content of judgment
Reimbursement of costs
Possibility to appeal
Further information can be obtained at the following websites:
http://www.dagj.mj.pt/ - Directorate-General for the Administration of Justice (providing information inter alia on the contact details and geographical jurisdiction of the courts and access to the court officials’ website);
http://www.tribunaisnet.mj.pt/ - web portal where you can find the application form for an order for payment;