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Hi there Elisa....Since your boyfriend will not voluntarily pay you, you need to file a lawsuit against him. If the amount is under $5,000, you can file your suit in small claims court...which you can do without the need of a lawyer. Being that you have a notarized document showing he owes you the money, you will simply need to prove he has not paid you.
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Wow! Then you would need to bring suit against him in your local district court. One other thing that you might try is to tell him he basically defrauded you out of the money and that you are going to file an ethics complaint against him with the State Bar Association.
I understand you are not a client, but as an attorney, he is an officer of the court and he is not supposed to commit fraudulent acts. I think the State Bar would be interested. You can also tell him that when you file suit, you are going to charge him with fraud....i.e., that he basically defrauded you out of the money in that his intent was to never pay you back. You might not prevail with these, but they are legitimate enough claims to bring them and you will certainly get his attention with these.
Well, it wouldn't cost so much to write the demand letters, contact the State Bar, and file the suit...when things get expensive is when trial takes place...but you most likely won't get to that point. Once he sees your serious, he will settle this with you. If he is employed, you can easily find that address and send his letters and have him served there.
Sorry for the delay.....Had to go to bed......Good morning to you.
His address should not be that hard to find if he is a practicing attorney. If you know where he lives, he is probably in the yellow pages under "Attorneys." You could look him up in "Martindale-Hubbel" - which lists all lawyers. You could also find him via his membership in the State Bar Association. You can send correspondence to him and serve him at this office address if you can't find his home address.
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