If I’m a small business owner who works from home and am set up as an LLC, what can I do since I have a client who had failed to pay their bill?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

If I’m a small business owner who works from home and am set up as an LLC, what can I do since I have a client who had failed to pay their bill?

I have a client who is over 30 days late in payment with another invoice on the books (total of 2 invoices for $2,718.75). He acknowledged the first invoice as received via email and continued to email and phone after receipt. He has since (for 3 weeks now) not answered his phone or returned any emails. He is located in another state. What course of action, if any, do I have in order to receive payment for services rendered?

Asked on May 8, 2015 under Business Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can sue him for the money: it is breach of contract (even if it was just an oral agreement) to not pay for work done; it would also be unjust enrichment to take the benefit of the work you did (or product you supplied) without paying. Unfortunately, since he is in another state, you cannot file a small claims case--you would have to file a regular country court case. Since suing across state lines is always more complex than suing in-state, you are advised to retain an attorney to help you.

 

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption