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I loaned someone 900 bucks to pay thier rent via money gram.

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I loaned someone 900...

I loaned someone 900 bucks to pay thier rent via money gram. I got them to email me a promissory note before i sent money...it is a friend that i hadnt seen in a few months but i did it because they were desperate. They have since gone ghost..blocked my number and i dont know their exact address in another city they live.. i want to file in small claims court in thier city...do i need to know thier exact addres

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Louisiana...i live in new Orleans they reside in baton rouge

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I havent filed yet...i have the forms but because i dont know exact address i wanted to get more info if i could

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yeah...if i have to get a lawyer to handle this and they have to get a p.i. to find him...can i sue him for that cost

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 7 months ago
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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Good morning. Yes, you will need to locate them if you want to sue them, since they will need to be served and placed on notice, that a lawsuit has been filed and they need to answer to it. You could use a process server and they could perform a skip trace, to find where they are living or use a PI, to locate them. Now, if they are avoiding you, you could also see if the Judge will allow you to publish on them, as a form of service, to get a judgment but you still need to find them, to enforce the judgment. You could recover the fees and costs incurred in suing them.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What is a process server...
Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 7 months ago

A process server is someone who would serve them with the summons and complaint and place them on notice, they are being sued and need to respond and appear.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I hate to seem totally naive but do process servers find the person for a fee or do i need to get a p.i. to find person 1st.. i am willing to spend the extra money to get this done because i feel like i have been violated and its personal now
Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 7 months ago

They will run a skip trace. They charge a nominal fee, to serve this person but if they are unable to find them, you can use a PI as well. They may charge $35-$50 to serve them.

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