I babysat for my daughter and then, son in law and they paid me each month. They split up and even before they went to court, they verbally agreed that each would pay me half. When they went to court, the court ordered that each pay half of day care. My ex son in law paid me faithfully until 11 months ago when he just stopped. When asked, he said that he had discussed it with my daughter and was not going to pay it (he stopped paying child support at the same time). She is dealing with the child support in court, but I suspect the court will not get involved in back day care. Even though there is no written contract that he was agreed to pay half, does the court order and the 17 month that he did pay, constitute a binding contract that will allow me to go to small claims for this?