Have you provided the site to her? Inform her that you have made a legally binding contract and that you have performed your side of the offer and in return you expect to be paid. If you do not receive the money within an acceptable or reasonable time frame then you will pursue legal action...
Site completed and uploaded CHECK.
Informed her of late payment CHECK.
I hate it when people just don't play nice..
Ditto what Kalyse said.
One thing worth noting: not sure what country your client is in but I know that in the UK if you get a small claims court judgement against a company, it goes on public record, and can ruin their credit rating. So often merely making it clear that you are perfectly prepared to go to court will scare the client.
Also dont forget in the UK that you can charge interest on unpaid invoices, because of the Late Payment of Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1988.
More here: http://www.payontime.co.uk/calculator/index_new.html..
What is the price for by the way? Have you made delivery or informed her that you want to make delivery. If you havent you should do it now also. But it sounds like your wayyyy past that..
Oh yah! I delivered on Nov 5, 2006 price 3700.00..
1. Demand payment..
2. File a claim (small claims if it qualifies).
3. If you designed the site and didn't transfer the rights, you may have additional rights through either copyright or trademark laws. If your contract required ownership transfer of these, then she may have breached meaning you still own them. You could send a letter to her hosting company demanding the site be removed for copyright infringement based on the facts that you wrote the HTML, text, graphics, and/or script and have not transferred license to use or ownership since you were not paid. Provide them a copy of the contract and offer evidence that you created it.
Hindsight: Always get at least 1/2 up front. - Better yet, 1/3 advance, 1/3 on upload, and 1/3 deferred...
Will you do a job for me, would like to work with a web designer, that defers payment....lol Its usually the other way round web designer legs it.....
For that amount of money I would chase.....
You got a portfolio???..