Where do I file if I’m suing someone out of state? 3 Answers as of August 27, 2015

I hired a former friend to do some work around our house, once I gave him 1/2 the money $1500.00 things went south and I had to fire him. He initially started paying me back ($600.00 so far) but has since stopped. He lives in another state and I want to file in small claims court.

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Adler Law Group, LLC
Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
You can sue him in either state. If you get a judgment in your state though you will likely have to sue again in the new state to collect on his assets. So you are better suing in his new state from the start.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 8/27/2015
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. | Richard M. Levy
In NY you can only file in small claims court in the county where the defendant resides.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/27/2015
SHAHRIAR KASHANIAN | SHAHRIAR KASHANIAN
You have to file in the small claims court where he resides.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/27/2015
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