OK...I have one customer that I only serviced twice. He had me mow, edge, trim, & blow his property while he was out of town. He paid me for the first trip, but when I mailed out invoices for the second trip...no response. I try calling (a good 20 times within two weeks)...no response. I try having a collection agency contact him...they get no response. I know he still lives there as his car is always out front (yet when I ring the doorbell, he's not home :-/). I've thought of having someone else ring the doorbell and I sneak up when he answers the door (to some kid selling candy or whatnot)...but I'm not a big guy, and I don't think that would blow over too well anyways. I've left him invoices on his porch, taped to the door, mailed, left on voicemail, I even faxed invoices to his place of employment! All he owes is $25, but with late fees added in, there is $108.04 bill! My late fee consists of 5% PER WEEK LATE, which is CLEARLY STATED on ALL invoices. I paid the guy that helps out, I paid for gas, I paid for all items, so why can't he pay for a lousy $25 bill? Anyways...what I'm getting at is...can I go to small claims court as I am only 16 years old? If not, do you guys know of any other way I can get the money from this guy? Another late payer owes $61.88 after all late fees, and I've serviced her home about 10 times. She was a service-per-call client, and was always fast with payments. The last service though, she just ignored all phone calls, all invoices, and all collection agency efforts, pretty much the same situation as the guy I just spoke about. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks everyone!