My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Massachusetts.
I made a personal loan to a friend about 5 years ago for around $3000. I have a signed contract. The party has not returned any correspondence in years and I would like to know where to begin so I can recoup the debt.
Which court do I contact? (The small claims jurisdiction limit is $2000 in MA.)
I haven't been able to find statute of limitation information for MA regarding personal loans.
Would I need a lawyer (or debt collection agency) or can I represent myself?
Thank you for any and all replies.