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Yes, you can file a claim for contribution against her since she also signed the lease agreement.
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You can try to pursue this in small claims court to make it worth your while. You can seek contribution from her for her 50% of the rent that would implicitly be owed to you under an equitable theory of "unjust enrichment"; even though you may not have had an agreement between the two of your to that effect. Unjust enrichment is a legal concept referring to situations in which one person is enriched at the expense of another in circumstances which the law treats as unjust. Where an individual is unjustly enriched, the law imposes an obligation upon the recipient to make restitution, subject to defenses such as a change of position. I am not sure how it was decided between the two of you that she would be the one to leave. However, if she left on her own volition, then you may have a better claim; rather than if you and her came to some agreement on this issue.
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