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I would just file a civil suit in Superior Court for the full amount and legal fees, and court costs.There really is no need for a demand letter and it might tip them off and they dodge service.
You will need a local lawyer to file such a collection suit and have them served.The lawyer can also file lis pendens here and lien any property they own so you can collect.
Section 339 of California's Code of Civil Procedure establishes a two-year statute of limitations for oral contracts. It requires a plaintiff to file a lawsuit within two years of the alleged breach, or similar event, of an oral contract.This would run from the last missed payment here.
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You can file this yourself if you cannot afford a lawyer, here is the forms to do so.
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