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I repaired a vehicle for a customer. The bill was about $1,000.00

and he paid $700.00. He...
I repaired a vehicle for a customer. The bill was about $1,000.00 and he paid $700.00. He signed an agreement to pay the balance in 4 days. I released the vehicle to the customer.

The time has passed, and it appears that I may have to restort to legal action to collect the balance.

What are my options and the best way to proceed from here?
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Good evening. You will want to file a claim against your customer in small claims court. You can do so without a lawyer. This will give you the leverage and collections options you need. Once the suit is filed and a judgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor, and if the losing party doesn’t then pay the judgment, you can have the sheriff serve a summons on the losing party for a debtor examination. That forces the losing party to meet the judgment creditor in court and answer questions under oath about the losing party's assets. After that information is obtained, the judgment creditor has the power to attach bank accounts, have the sheriff seize other personal property, and/or place liens on any non-homestead property to satisfy the judgment.



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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Does a repairman's lien apply in this case?

Thanks so much for replying! Since you have already released the vehicle, your quickest most direct route to recovery will be the small claims court route.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Never should have released it. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX best..

You're welcome...it's my pleasure to help! And, thanks so much for the kind words!
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