Q: Agreement with client to pay for service provided in 30 days. Payment not yet received.
Payment is referral fee for candidate. Guarantee period is also over. Candidate and client agreed on remote, relocation plan. But now client is holding our payment as candidate has not yet relocated.
There is written agreement between both parties. Agreement states that it will govern and resolved as per the law of NJ. Both parties are small business. One is in NJ and other is in AZ. What are our options and how much will this cost in terms of legal fees?
A: This is not something that can be answered without a document review. That is also the same reason a price for what it will cost cannot be provided. However, this will probably exceed the time and work that most attorneys will offer in a free consultation. So you should expect to pay for about an hour of attorney time to make that determination. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.
A: While your query indicates that the parties agreed that NJ law controls, the narrative does not indicate that venue is NJ nor does it state whether any disagreement is to be submitted to arbitration. Based on the limited information given, your claim has ripened and a complaint can be filed.
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