Ontario, CA asked in Collections and Contracts for California

Q: Is there a statute of limitations for a private christian elementary school to collect on past tuition owed?

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N. Munro Merrick
N. Munro Merrick
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Del Mar, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. Assuming you have a written invoice and that it was due in 30 days from receipt. it is classified as a written contract. You must have filed a court action within 4 years from the date the tuition was sue. When in doubt, give a few days extra. If a payment for less than the amount due was made or is made in the future, there would be a new 4-year time period dating from the date payment was paid and confirmed by your bank.

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