Ewusiak & Roberts, P.A. | Christopher J. Roberts
Generally, cases for breach of contract (which includes a bad debt) are brought in the state where the contract was entered. Here there are two states, so you're probably best off going to where he is. In commercial transactions the parties can agree to other venues, but I'm guess you had no separate written agreement. You probably can't sue him in Florida because you'd have no way to get jurisdiction over him. So I'd say your best bet is suing him in VA in the county where can be found. You should be able to sue for both debts there. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Florida