Hello, and thanks for submitting this question. The person can file a suit under the Puerto Rico Rules of Civil procedures in the MunicipalCourt where the debtor resides. Such rule provides for a summary proceeding. The Court will notify the other party nature of the claim with a citation to appear for hearing. There must be at least 15 days notice given. Your friend can add the fees and costs for the breach of her lease agreement to the $500. Here is more information on the PR small claims court system: http://www.tulelake.k12.ca.us/ths/teachers/mhartung/classes/Archive/BUSINESS_LAW/Home_Law_Forms/Kiplingers%20Home%20and%20Business%20Attorney/Business_Law_Guide/Legal_Issues/SmallClaims_Court.htm
Here is a website that will help you locate a PR attorney lhttp://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/state/Puerto-Rico
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