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cillybean83 09:55 AM 01-17-2011
So, I contacted the attorney to let him know I received his letter, he asked if we could just go our separate ways, I said absolutely not. He asked me what needed to happen to make the situation go away, and I said that ideally I would like to keep the matter out of court, I want the money she owes me, and I want her to admit that she's at fault so if she tries to sabotage my business in anyway I have a legal document stating that she is the one who caused these issues to occur. He said he would get back to me and about an hour later he said she agreed to pay what was actually owed (the week and a half of care she didn't pay for), the balance in her account would be used for her cancelation fees, and I would waive the late charges, and I would get my letter of admission. I accepted, I get my check this week.

It's less than I wanted and less than I probably would have gotten if I went to court, but it's something, and it's done, so I'm happy!
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QualiTcare 10:00 AM 01-17-2011
yaaaay! that's a relief.
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cillybean83 10:01 AM 01-17-2011
I'm soooo relieved! I learned that it doesn't matter how confident you are that you're right, the threat of court is still a HUGE stress to have!

I also learned that you need to rule your business with an iron fist, stand up to iffy parents and NEVER befriend clients!
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Cat Herder 10:02 AM 01-17-2011
Originally Posted by cillybean83:
I'm soooo relieved! I learned that it doesn't matter how confident you are that you're right, the threat of court is still a HUGE stress to have!

I also learned that you need to rule your business with an iron fist, stand up to iffy parents and NEVER befriend clients!
Sadly true
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dEHmom 10:03 AM 01-17-2011
Originally Posted by cillybean83:
I accepted, I get my check this week.

It's less than I wanted and less than I probably would have gotten if I went to court, but it's something, and it's done, so I'm happy!
Good Job.
It's less than you "could have" gotten.

And it would be a long time away for that money should you wait for court. So good for you for settling. I would've done so too.
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KEG123 10:06 AM 01-17-2011
Hey, thats a lot better IMO because of the time and hassle it would take to go to court.
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E Daycare 10:08 AM 01-17-2011
Congrats to you! I hope that if I ever have to deal with this issue I can stand my ground like you!
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missnikki 10:08 AM 01-17-2011
That's great news. It's nice not to have to go to court- definitely worth the lesser amount.
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kendallina 10:09 AM 01-17-2011
Great news- congrats!
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SilverSabre25 10:12 AM 01-17-2011
Yay!!! That's exciting.
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Lilbutterflie 10:14 AM 01-17-2011
Yay! Congrats! I agree, it's worth waiving the late fees in order to avoid court. Hopefully she follows through...
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jen 10:23 AM 01-17-2011
Good for you! Thats awesome!
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cillybean83 10:26 AM 01-17-2011
thanks guys! I finally feel like I have grown a backbone! I'm kinda proud of myself
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MyAngels 10:28 AM 01-17-2011
Originally Posted by cillybean83:
thanks guys! I finally feel like I have grown a backbone! I'm kinda proud of myself
As well you should be! Congratulations!
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Annette 03:43 PM 01-17-2011
Good for you.
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SandeeAR 03:49 PM 01-17-2011
Think I would require a Money Order/Cashier Check. Not a personal check from her.
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alyssyn 04:50 PM 01-17-2011
I'm very proud for you!! I agree with you, it's not a good idea to befriend clients, to me it's very important to keep business seperate from friendship.
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Luna 06:18 PM 01-17-2011
Good for you! It's good to hear this turned out okay, and you can stop stressing
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