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client doesn’t want to pay

Client doesn’t want to pay because he says we sent the invoices too late and the
contract doesn’t say he has to pay if the invoices are late.

Who is right here? Shouldn’t he have to pay since there is no complaint about
our service they are still our client, we are in home health care.

Asked on January 8, 2019 under Business Law, Hawaii

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

IF the contract specifically says that the invoices must be provided within a certain period of time or else the customer does not have to pay, that provision, while highly unusual, is legal and enforceable: they would not have to pay.
However, unless the above is the case, they have to pay: an invoice being late does not, by itself, mean that payment is not due. You could sue them for the money if they will not pay.


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