Thank you for your response.
The fact that the jeweler is bouncing checks is troubling. First of all, if you sue him the question will be whether there is anything to collect. You could always obtain a judgment and seize some of his inventory to sell at auction.
Because the amount is over $5,000, you will be required to file suit in county or district court
rather than in the small claims
court. This means it would be best to hire an attorney to do the claim.
Further, since the jeweler is in Miami, it would be easier to hire an attorney from Miami to handle the claim for you.
Before spending the money to hire an attorney, I agree with you that a certified letter setting an absolute deadline and stating that if payment is not made by a certified check then you will hire a lawyer and sue the jeweler.
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