My girl friend gave a neighbor 150,000 pesos w 1/2 years ago, under a notarized contract, which entitled her family(her mother, daughter and herself) to move into their 2nd floor apartment, rent-free and to return the 150,000 pesos at the end of the two years. During that time, the apartment experienced leaks which my GF mentioned to the landlady, due to the fact the apartment had no doors and windows. The landlady told my GF she would have a carpenter install the missing doors and windows for a loan of 50,000 pesos and would add that 50,000 pesos to the original 150,000 pesos, although no document was signed or notarized for the additional 50,000.
At this time, the landlady is stalling in returning the 200,000 pesos and has given no guarantee she will return the money.
I know my GF can go to "Small Claims Court for 100,000 pesos.
If she engages a lawyer for the 200,000 pesos, what are her chances of getting it all? How much would the attorney charge and would the charge be on a contingency fee basis? What would the contingency fee be? Is it worth it?