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Young founder doesn't want to pay after 4 weeks - doesn't see value of system design/architecture work - any way to rescue/salvage?

I started doing some freelancing for a young (22yo) startup founder around four weeks ago They contracted me as a senior architect/system design person - I said I could cut code, but that wasn't ...
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How to handle payments when working outside of a freelance platform safely?

I am individual freelancer. Throughout my career, I have been working via freelance platforms and their payment protections have been extremely convenient. Recently I was able to find a client ...
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Chasing debts during coronavirus lockdown (UK)

So I have a couple of new clients who I've recently done work for. I invoiced them a couple weeks ago and they've gone pretty quiet ever since. When I was working for them, they didn't seem ...
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Client needs to know the font - should I respond?

I had a really awful experience with this client. We started good but as the years went on, the client became hard to work with -- unreasonable timelines and extremely delayed paychecks. To make the ...
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Can a client sue when I removed the work I did after they didn't pay

I was doing a website for a client. They paid in full for the services and I didn't have any issues with the service/payment. He then later asked for additional work, which was not a part of our ...
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Can I take my client to court for non payment of invoice before invoice is due?

He has stated in an email that he will not be paying it. I had set the payment terms to 28 days. This means that I'll have to wait a month to start the claim process, beginning with a letter before ...
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Interview questions for Late-Paying clients

I am currently doing a thesis for a company that engage in B2B.The main problem of the company right now is that about 20% (+/- 15 clients) of their clients are constantly paying their invoice late, ...
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As a subcontractor, how long should it take to get paid?

It normally takes 6-8 weeks for the consulting firm I work for to pay me after I bill them for a month of my labor (I am a software developer). I currently have 3 outstanding invoices, and the oldest ...
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When to take legal action against client for outstanding payment?

I have an hourly-rated contract with a client (small tech company, ~5 people + a few contractors). The first 7 months went well - payments tended to be a week or two late on occasion, which I ...
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Company want me to invoice them through an Umbrella company, and not directly- how can I ensure I get paid?

I am an IT professional/ software developer, and have been self-employed since October last year. When I first went self-employed, I only had the one client, and was working for them full time. After ...
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What should I do if my ex-employer refuses me to pay? I live in Ukraine and the company he presents in USA

I live in Ukraine and the company he presents in USA. We signed a contract. How can I get MY money? CEO of this company says that they o not owe me any money but according to signed contract they do. ...
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How to deal with non-respect of payment-terms?

I'm working as a Freelance for 2 months (4 months remaining). The contract between my headhunter and me mentions 3 entities: My own company Headhunter's company End client's company I just learnt ...
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What should I say to others in an endeavor when a client isn't making payments?

I've a web development client who has fallen behind on payments. While working out with the client how to handle the situation, others involved in the site have sent work requests. What (if anything) ...
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Should I warn client that I'm going to have to threaten legal action?

I've been chasing annoyingly small invoice of £100 for over a month now. The client keeps ignoring my emails and phonecalls. Twice he's texted me to apologise with some kind of excuse for why he's ...
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Small claims court for unpaid small invoice? (UK)

I'm having trouble getting paid for an invoice that a client owes me (just £100). He has started ignoring my phonecalls and texts and has never been very good over email to begin with. I'm starting ...
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Dealing with "friend" who won't pay after delivery despite signed contracts

I need help dealing with this situation. I have a (person who claims to be my) "friend" who did not pay upon completion and delivery of project, despite a signed contract last May. The ...
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New project manager suddenly demanding source-code prior to payment

In a nutshell, I've been doing freelance iOS development for a client on an ongoing basis since 2013. Originally my main contact with the business was, let's say, Person A. Recently the client has ...
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How do I persuade a client to make good on a "late" payment?

I recently wrote an article for a regional magazine which was published towards the end of 2015. I've followed up with the company several times and they keep promising to get the check out as soon as ...
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Client non-payment for client's client hosting (UK)

Context: web development for a bigcorp via an intermediary sole proprietor, specifically: I have performed contract work for a Client (A), who was doing the sales & PM, and sold it to bigcorp (B) ...
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Final payment from client oustanding [duplicate]

I've done freelancing work for a little over a year and by and large have been paid very reliably, with one notable exception. I've set up payment in stages with one of my clients, and the project is ...
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A client who ignored me for a year decided to contact me again. How do I ask for outstanding payment?

I used to have a client who pays me $3000 every year to maintain her small office's computer, network, email and static website. There was no written agreement for this since she was recommended to me ...
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Charging interest or penalties for late payments in the state of Maryland

This probably varies from state to state. Does anybody who does IT contracting work in Maryland understand the best way to legally put a late payment clause in their contract? Net 15 / Net 30 ? .. ...
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How long should I leave an overdue payment?

So I freelance along side my day-to-day job, and I have a couple of regular clients who are very slow at paying. On my invoicing system I have set 30 days for payment, but payment usually arrived ...
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Claiming outstanding fees on a website that has since been taken down/altered

Background Very small project, mostly adding content to a CMS site. Client happy with work, but now can't pay due to lack of funds. After several months I informed the client that I would take the ...
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An employer hasn't paid me for months already. Should I keep working with them?

A little background: my employer has a client and this client is pretty big and they are using the system for many users and I'm the only resource person who knows the source code and everything in it....
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Required to give digital graphics to client so they will pay me for previous work?

I have done freelance work for a local company in Reno, NV. I managed and created content to post on the company's facebook page. The marketing lady processes my invoices for payment but the company ...
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Client is not paying for my work - legal actions

I did a project for a client (it was around 3000$). It was monthly support project and as per agreement he has to pay monthly 1200$. But for 3 months, he didn't pay anything. First time, he literally ...
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Can I cancel a contract if I'm not paid on-time?

I had started a project with a fairly new client about six months ago. Up until three months ago, they had been paying me without delay, but unfortunately, my latest invoice is currently unpaid and ...
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How do I account for adding interest to an unpaid invoice?

I have an agreement signed that I can charge 1.5% for each month the client has not paid. Say I sent out an invoice Jan 1 for $1000 and they haven't paid. Payment is due Feb 1. On Feb 2, I want to ...
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Client is not paying for my work

I know it is very common problem that client doesn't pay for the work done. But in my case Client is not a company, he is an individual. I gave him support for his work. I already told him that he ...
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Fastest way of USA to Pakistan Transacations

I am working on a popular freelance website as a freelancer. I used to withdraw my funds by my Payoneer credit card for so long. In this way I received funds immediately. But the issue is that in this ...
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Client does not pay - Should I turn him in?

I have finished some work for a client, he paid 50% for the work done. After the work was finished and delivered he failed to pay the rest 50%. Legally there isn't much to do with it, it will end up ...
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Person didn't pay yet took the app and put it online

So I made an app for this person and he did give me 50% of the money. But the thing is he just gave me 50% of the money and put the app on the play store. Now whenever I try to contact him he says he ...
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Is it OK to Ask For a Credit Card Before Beginning Work?

I've had a few bad experiences where I've been paid past due, and I'm concerned about building products for clients that I'll never see a dime for. I have some friends that get credit card ...
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Non-paying international client (US client, UK freelancer)

I'm a British citizen, living and working in Europe, and I recently did some work for a small US company based in California. My client was working for a third-party and I was sub-contracted to work ...
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Client refusing to pay

I recently did some web design samples for a client. The client was looking for an e-commerce website and wanted to see samples of what I intended to make the site look like. They were very adamant on ...
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Client refuses to pay on Elance. No Escrow funded

Yes, I know I should have waited for the Escrow account to be funded by the client, but my experience with Elance is very limited. Most of the clients I noticed do not fund Escrow, so I thought once ...
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Are there measures one can do to ensure clients paying on time?

What are some measures that one can put in place to ensure that clients pay their invoices in a timely manner?
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Clients who don't pay their invoices what are your options?

Given the following facts regarding their agreement: - Client is past due their invoices - Freelancer is an independant contractor / consultant - Not always is there a deliverable product What ...
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How much should I charge as a late fee?

When a customer does not pay within 30 days, what fee should I charge? What models exist out there that are common to the software development world? How would VERY late payments work, such as 6 ...
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