Well long story short a lady that I had for 2 years and never paid on time finally shafted me out of about $200.00. Well I paid $65 and filed it with the local court and she was served with papers to call within 12 days to dispute it and she didn't. Well since she didn't respond I was then allowed to pay for a writ of extract or something I don't remember. Anyway we have a court date set for August and I am thinking she will have to pay. From what I was told by the clerk is that I need to prove to the judge that she owes money and bring everything that I can. This was $200 but I added on late fees and court cost so its around $300 now. I figured all the judge can do is take that stuff off. Questions: Has anyone ever done this? If yes does the judge care about the customer history. Did she pay on time, how long was she a customer, etc. OR does he just want me to show him that she owes money and go from there. Also NO there is no contract however it was a verbal contract and I am thinking with 2 years of invoices he will count that as a verbal contract as it was obvious that she was paying and I was mowing. Any input would be great. I have been going after this lady for now about 6 months including collections etc.