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I'm in California, she lives in New York. We were classmates

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I'm in California, she lives in New York. We were classmates in high school.
She needed money and borrowed $3.5K from me through her company in January with the promise of returning it within a week or so. It's already August and she just keeps on giving excuses.
IOU promise was not through a promisory note, etc. but through an email/Facebook message.
What legal avenues do I have in recovering the debt? And would it be worth the cost/effort?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to learn of this situation.

While it is relatively easy to sue for breach of contract in small claims court, you would need to do this in New York (where the Defendant lives), which makes the enforcement a little more time consuming and expensive.

You can still do it, but it may not be as cost effective.

For information on filing suit, etc. see: https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/smallclaims/startingcase.shtml