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My previous roommate, whose name was not on the lease, has

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My previous roommate, whose name was not on the lease, has burned me for $2300 in back bills. I have a signed document from her that she owes me the money. Can I sue her or press any criminal charges against her? We live in Texas.
You cannot press any criminal charges, this is, however, a civil matter. Thus, you have every right to sue her for breach of contract to seek the money that you are owed by her. File suit in small claims court, you do not need an attorney, present your contract in court and you should have no issue winning a judgment which you can then seek to enforce by garnishment or even seizing her property and bank accounts.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


the signed document I have from her is a hand written letter stating her full legal name and the she owes me $2300 for back rent and bills, which she has also signed. Is this sufficient to win the case?

That is a written contract and enforceable, yes.
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