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You can bring an action against him for breaching your oral agreement. To do so you will have to file and serve a summons and complaint against him. The local court should have the forms that you need. You will have to pay the filing fee as well as the cost of Service. These costs will be awarded back to you if you win.
BUT you need to be aware that even if you get a judgment against him, that does not mean that you will get the money from him. If he refuses to pay the judgement you have to have the sheriff seize his personal property to sell. If he has nothing of value and hides his money, then you may never be able to collect on the judgment.
So you need to consider, before spending your time and money in Court whether you will be able to fin any of his money or property for the Sheriff to seize.
Please review the following resources that have materials that will help you with this if you decide to take him to court:
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