Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions
Hello, I am happy to assist you today.
It sounds like you are likely just under the statutory limit for a small claims action, which you can check with your local county civil court, which is good news. Usually it's around 10k. That is the quickest and easiest way to get a judgment against him.
Once you get that judgment, if he still doesn't pay, then you can file a collection action against him. You can do all sorts of things, like attach income, real property, bank accounts, etc.
You are within the statute of limitations, you generally have about 3 years for something like this, and I would file right away just to go ahead and get the judgment. That does not guarantee that you will get paid, but it does preserve your right to get paid, and preserves your statute of limitations.
Hope this helps, and good luck.
I need to close out my questions from last week, to make sure that I get paid for my work. I see that your question is still open.
Please close the question by providing positive feedback, which will also avoid the system keeping your money.
Thank you and take care,
Hi, I want to make sure that you read the answer that I provided to your question on December 30, 2015.
Please see the above, and then close out the question with positive feedback so that I get credit for my work with you, and so that the system does not keep your money.