Q: What is the best way to sue someone from another state for money owed on goods received? Breach of contract.
I'm looking to sue someone near the Houston, TX area for an unpaid debt on goods received a little over a year ago. We agreed upon an amount, around $24000. I sent him the goods (sports cards) a little over a year ago. To this day he has only paid me around $1700. He is from the Houston area and I am from MN. I sent him a Demand Letter, demanding payment by January 21st, 2023. I received another $176. I am now looking to take the next steps to try to get the rest of my money or to get the items I sent him back. I have records of every interaction between us on this matter as I made sure they were through text messages. I also have a full list of all goods received with agreed upon prices. I am looking to hire someone who can help me through taking the next steps.
A: A Minnesota or Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You mention that you are seeking an attorney - in addition to your own searches, you could check the "Find a Lawyer" tab above for Collection or Civil Litigation attorneys. Additionally, most state and local bar associations have attorney referral services. These resources are beyond the scope of this Q & A forum. Any arrangements are between you and attorneys you reach out to. Good luck
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