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Question: A customer wrote us a check for services rendered and then stopped payment on it. We provided the service and they paid with a check. They never said that there was a problem with the work but the check was returned to us "stop payment". What is our recourse in this matter? Thank You, Phyllis

Answer:

If you are entitled to payment for services rendered, you may want to first write a letter to the customer demanding payment for your services.  If you are still unable to receive payment/ come to an agreement, and the amount due you is less than $2,500, you may want to research whether a small claims action is appropriate for your situation. (Click on link provided for more information).   If you are owed more than $2,500.00 it may be worth discussing the matter with an attorney.  

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  • A customer wrote us a check for services rendered and then stopped payment on it. We provided the service and they paid with a check. They never said that there was a problem with the work but the check was returned to us "stop payment". What is our recourse in this matter? Thank You, Phyllis

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