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Thank you for the information and your question. The statute of limitations for filing suit on an oral contract in Missouri is 5 years. However, the date used is the date that the debt became payable. If that was open ended, then you and the other party would have to convince the court what date to use for that. You, obviously, would want a later date so that you are within the 5 year SOL, and the other party would want an earlier date (assuming they acknowledge the debt or you prove that it exists.) So, that may be an issue in your case.
If the amount you are suing for is $5000 or less, you can file suit yourself in small claims court. If more, you would need to hire an attorney to file suit for you and they would address the SOL issue on your behalf if it becomes a challenge in court.
To answer your other question about the attorney, no, you cannot ask them or obtain any testimony or evidence from them if they represented this other party. They have an duty of attorney-client confidentiality that cannot be violated.
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