Q: I have an signed agreement to refund me $20,000 from a company but it is past due and they did not pay.
Shall I hire a lawyer to get a judgement and then find a way to collect the debt?
A: Although you could represent yourself, hiring an attorney with experience in contracts and collections would be helpful considering the amount of money at stake. An attorney will be able to assist you to help ensure that you obtain proper service, file the right action, and follow the proper execution procedures once you have the judgment.
A: Given the amount of your claim, you can file an action for breach of contract in District Court. If you are a person (not a company), then it is possible to represent yourself. However, I suggest hiring an attorney to help you with both the judgment and judgment collection process, which can be complicated.
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