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Yes, you can sue in small claims court. Once you obtain a judgment, if it is not paid within 30 days you can file the judgment in the civil docket and proceed with collections such as wage garnishment and levy against your friend's bank account.
The information at the following link is provided by the WA court system to assist you with your small claims case:
Thank you.. I have not been sleeping well at night over this. I don't want to be an A** hole with her...or to her.
I understand. This is a stressful situation to be in -- wanting your friend to make good on her promise but also not wanting to lose a friend over something you shouldn't have had to worry about in the first place.
That was ... oh...thank you again... I am very pleased I did this tonight.
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help.
I wrote down the link.. yes... I said I'd help her. but now...I'm just wondering if she thinks I'll just let $900 walk away...
Thanks...very much for the answer... I will wait till August... but if she doesn't look like something happens to repay by Sept... I want her to know... I'm not kidding but dont' want to ...be a jerk about it either.
Sounds like a plan to me. There's nothing like the threat of a lawsuit. You can try telling her you understand her situation but really need her to repay the loan or you'll be forced to unfortunately file a small claims case against her. If that doesn't work, then actually proceeding with the case is all you can do.
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I only have one other comment of concern... I don't know her address... but she works for the V.A in Portland, Oregon. Will I absolutely have to figure out where she lives in order to file in small claims ? I might have to try calling all the Drakes in this area...when she's at work and hope someone will answer the phone when I ask " Is Frankie there please ? ".
My gut is telling me... I'm gonna have to do this... file that is... I don't want my family to find out about this. They have enough to worry about.
I'm completely satisfied 100 %. You need not reply. Just wanted you to know. Now, I going to see her Thursday and show her my monthly salary now... is only $900/ month. I plan to be diplomatic and ask.. what are your thoughts about how best to pay me back ?