What to do if my roommate moved out of the apartment without waiting for our lease to expire?

She is not paying her part and her name is on the contract. I am planning to sue her and I have tried to contact her and ask her to pay her part. Her husband is a lawyer that threatened me with an offensive letter after I contacted her. He asked for all the communication to go through him because he is representing her. Can he represent her in court if he has personal interest in this case by being her husband? Can I send her an official letter with the details before I take her to court or I have to send it through him? I do not want to contact her lawyer because he has been offensive to me.

Asked on January 26, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Nased upon what you have written about I would send a demand letter to your former roommate in care of her lawyer attorney demanding payment for what is owed by a certain date. If the due date comes and goes, then small claims is your option. Note, lawyers cannot appear in small claims court.


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