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If as an independent contractor I have billed a company in

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If as an independent contractor I have billed a company in AZ (I am in MA), for services rendered and they have not paid me ($6K) and offered no reason for non-payment, what are my options for collection?


Their company is not in any financial straits.

Unfortunately the Arizona small claims court limit is 2500. If you want to sue for the full 6,000, then you will need to retain an attorney in Arizona to file suit. The problem is that this will probably cost you 2K to 3K to retain an attorney. You can call around the attormeys in their county and see. Here is the referral site.

http://www.martindale.com
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Do I have to be physically present in AZ to file this claim or can I do it remotely? I will be happy with $2500 - better than nothing. But don't want to spend all of it in travel.

 

Also, can I put any kind of lien on them to get my full fee?

 

You can do small claims remotely in most jurisdictions. Often when you file they will then pay.

Here is the information and forms. You change the county as required.

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/justicecourts/courtsandsections/smallclaims/

If you win in small claims you will have a lien.
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