05-11-2010, 04:02 PM
In my over 10 years of business, I've had this problem only once: a client has outstanding invoices over 90 days old and is now ignoring my messages. The last time it happened, I had an easy solution: because of my excellent relationship with *his* client, I simply offered to "skip the middleman" and go directly to her. Unsurprisingly, I had a check within a week. But this time, the client (obviously a different client) did not give me direct access to his client, so that approach will not work. I have an email statement of work in lieu of a contract (usually more than sufficient) and a trail of messages to prove my position, but my client is out of state and therefore out of reach of small claims court. Does anyone have a suggestion beyond hiring a lawyer for more than is owed or simply writing it off?