Originally Posted by fivecardstudpts
Initially I wasn't going to file,
She is in the next state over from me.
Double check the rules before you file anything.
If the person is in another state, you options may be limited. You will likely not get them to come to your local court to dispute the claim. This MAY allow you to win the claim by default, but it will leave you with no way to collect. Your local small claims court will probably be powerless to enforce a ruling on someone in another state.
While the filing fee may be minimal, there is no reason the throw good money after bad. At the least, it is worth exploring this before filing.