I did not fill out any paperwork except for a emergency contact sheet for my daughter. The husband refuses to answer my txt or calls when I want to get info on the lady that was running the daycare.I got a txt message from the lady today stating: "I was released yesterday but I have to go back to court. I have been advised by my attorney not to speak to anyone. The complaint came from one of you. I am evicted from my apartment. If your child has any belongings there, pick them up this saturday." Isnt there anything at all that I can do about this matter??
There are allegations of child endangerment and abuse regarding children concerning a caregiver of your child and you are worried about getting money back.!? I hope your child and the other children involved are ok. Ok, child care is expensive and no one likes their money to just be taken, I understand. However, estimating high for one child a month of child care might be $800 (it is a different story if you are talking a whole year or something). Is it really worth spending money to try to get that sum back?
If you paid for a service that you did not receive then you should be able to win a judgment for the balance due, but you will have to pay the filing fee and serve the complaint (just less than $200.00). It should be a simple matter of testifying and showing receipts and/or cancelled checks. You may also be able to get damages for the difference if the child care services you now receive cost more than what you had already paid for.
Be mindful of the fact that winning a judgment is much different than collecting the award. If the provider doesn't have money or a current job and is paying legal fees where does your money back come from? When do you get it? Considering that you will likely have to miss work to prosecute the case and you have to pay to be in court it may be that you just need to eat the loss unless you are talking about a few grand, then go through with the suit, perfect your judgment lien, and keep track of things going forward maybe you will eventually collect.
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