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A verbal agreement is enforceable in most circumstances. It is just harder to prove th terms, but not less enforceable than a written agreement.
This is the sort of claim or dispute for which you can file in small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be "user friendly" so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Most small claims judges will allow a more relaxed interpretation of the rules of evidence. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.