Builder owes us money
We have a builder who has owed us money for about a year.We have tried to work with them and they have showed little effort. It is a sum of 16,000 that is owed the total was 16,462 so you see the effort made in a year. We do have copys and letters they gave us stating they owe us the money and it is past due. We have no money up front for a lawyer. what are the steps we need to take to get the money owed to us.