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Good morning. Yes, you can file a claim against her in small claims court. This court is designed to be used without a lawyer and you can recover not only what is owed you, but interest plus court costs. This link will guide you through that process: https://www.philalegal.org/smallclaims . Filing the suit will give you the collection options and leverage you need to collect the debt owed you. That's because once the suit is filed and a judgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor, and if she doesn’t then pay the judgment, you can have the sheriff serve a summons on her for a debtor examination. That forces her to meet you in court again and answer questions under oath about her assets. After that information is obtained, you have the power to attach bank accounts, have the sheriff seize other personal property, and/or place liens on any non-homestead property she owns to satisfy the judgment.
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Yes, in PA, small claims courts are called Magisterial District Courts.
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No...it's the same process state wide. :)
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