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As a contractor your sole legal remedy for breach of contract is to sue in civil court. Typically, the best course of action is to first retain an attorney to send a demand letter threatening to file suit if the balance is not pay or an acceptable payment plan is not arranged by a specified date. A demand letter very often scares the recipient into action out of fear of being sued. if that doesn't work, all you can do is retain an attorney and sue in civil court. You should be able to find an attorney willing to represent you in court on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no up front fee, just a percentage of your recovery (1/3 generally) paid to the attorney. Demand letters can usually be drafted for a flat fee of around $300-500. See here to find a lawyer in your area who can help.
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