I have a client that signed on for services in mid July. The contract states they will pay $127 per month from July 07 to June 08. This includes full service maintenance and fert and w/c. The first payment the client made was in July for the first month of service. During that month I mowed the lawn twice, installed 13 bails of pinestraw, trimmed shrubs, staked a tree that was leaning, and removed 2 small pine trees that were dying. First payment is normally due at the time the contract is signed but she wasn't home and her area was on my route that day. I cut the lawn and left the contract and she mailed it back about 4 days later along with her payment. I mailed her another invoice on the first of Aug. that is due by the 15th and I haven't received payment yet. Know I have sent a letter reminding her that her payment is late but I haven't heard from her. I have tried to call but no one answers. As of today I have invested $380 into this account and have only been paid $127. This is the first time this has happened to me and Im afraid I will have to terminate this contract for non-payment. What would you do in this situation? I have no problem terminating the contract but I just want my $253 that I she owes me. I think I will send a letter to terminate the contract and in that letter it will have her remaining balance of $253 due immediately. Do you guys normally go after the full contract amount? This is the first time I'm dealing with a non payer and just need some advice on handling this problem.