me and me wife were independent contractors at a pet grooming shop. we decided that we were going to start our own mobile grooming so we turned in our week notice. we came back the next morning to finish out our week and and she wouldn't let us in and said that she wasn't going to give us OUR tools and checks until we signed a non competition agreement. i told her i wasn't signing it. (when we started we never signed any agreement at all. not even a non solicitation agreement) now she is threatening us saying that she is going to sue us if we contact any of the clients we groomed at their shop. since we didn't sign anything can we get in trouble for doing this? and is there any way to go about to getting our checks from her without signing that agreement? we were able to get some of our tools back, but we had to get a police escort to go in there with us to claim our tools. she claimed that about 300 dollars worth of equipment was hers. so we weren't able to get that stuff back. please, any info for me being able to take this ladie down would be great.