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You can sue her for it, in GA his fits within the small claims court limit.
If she had put something up as collateral with you, and you had fille dout the proper paperwork, then you could seize the collateral but if you didn't then suing her and then pursuing collections after you get the judgment is your only option.
Breach of oral contract. You will have to take the position that she said she will pay you back when you ask and you don't want to say that you would let her pay it back in more than 12 monthly payments because it must be in writing if it has to take a year to complete.
You do need to find her address somehow but you can usually do that from an online company or a local private investigator.
You can learn all you need to sue her by going to http://www.lessonsinlaw.com/the-guerrilla-guides-to-the-law/ and buying the e-book on small claims court. It is inexpensive and explains everything in detail as far as how you conduct a lawsuit. You can get the forms for filing at your local small claims court and then you can get a deputy to serve her with the lawsuit once you get the address.
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If she loses the case, and it sounds pretty likely that she will, then the attorney's fees will be assessed against her along with the other costs of court.
However, most lawyers will require that you pay them up front and then get reimbursed from the judgment.
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