I am a carpenter. My partner and I worked for two weeks at a customer's home. She said she was pleased with our work, as we do very good work, and then said she she did not have the money to pay us. It was obvious by her home that she did have money.
We asked her for an IOU for our $1,600 bill. Now, she ignores our requests to pay and I really cannot afford to go to court. If I do, does she bear the burden or the legal costs to get our money back? She has since hired more people to fix the area around her huge swimming pool and does not seem to be short of money.