Sandy Hook, VA asked in Collections for Virginia

Q: I'm owed 47,000 and the guy wrote me a bad check for 6500. What can I do? How do I file in circuit court?

I have a notarized agreement. Do I need to send him a letter demanding payment?

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Tara Candela R.N., Esq.

Answered
  • Alexandria , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You will need to file in Circuit Court due to the amount. Some court websites have a great deal of information to assist the public with filing. You can try to look there first, or contact an attorney for assistance. Unfortunately, if this guy wrote you a bad check for $6500, you may have some trouble collecting on the judgment even after you get one. But it might be possible to obtain a wage garnishment of some sort, but in any event you'll need the judgment first. Good luck to you!

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