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client did not pay me for services rendered. I have a signed

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client did not pay me for services rendered. I have a signed contract for accounting services. How should I proceed in AZ?

BizIPEsq. :

Hello, I will be assisting you.

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What is the amount in controversy? Are you a CPA or other licensed professional?

Customer:

The amount in controversy is $800. We are an accounting/CPA firm.

Customer:

The services were rendered sufficiently and the client had no complaints.

Customer:

Now I do all services with payment up front OR at least a deposit with a debit/credit card on file.

BizIPEsq. :

The amount is low enough for you to take the client to small claims court. The good news is that you do nto need an attorney to appear in small claims court and the procedures are relaxed

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the further good news is that a small claims judgment is good as any other judgment so if you know which bank the person uses you would be able to collect from the person's account

Customer:

Do I need a tort letter first (in AZ)?

Customer:

And does small claims court require a tort letter (specifically)?

BizIPEsq. :

this claim is not a tort claims as it's a contractual claim. Therefore a tort letter is not relevabt

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you could send a demand letter to give the former client one last opportunity

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though not necessary

Customer:

Thanks.

Customer:

By the way, if I have a tort claim (for some other potential litigation), do I have to send a tort letter in AZ, before pursuing litigation? Thanks

BizIPEsq. :

Generally no. A tort notice though generally is provided in claims against governmental entities. A demand letter is always a good step before suing.

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