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A friend and I was planning to do to a trip, she told me to get the tickets and she would pay me back, when the time came, she cancelled and said she could get the days off, etc . Multiple excuses for 7 months now. She owes $750.00. How do I go about collecting

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 3 months ago

A verbal agreement is as enforceable as a written one, in most cases. The terms are just harder to prove.

Since the claim does not exceed $5000, you can sue in small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be a "user friendly", simplified process, so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.

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How long do I have to file this claim, it was 7 months ago
Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 3 months ago

The statute of limitations for breach of a written contract in Virginia is 5 yrs.

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