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Non-Compete Vs Ability to earn a living

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In december 2013 I sold my company and signed a 2 year non compete contract. The people I sold too have not paid me and so I now need to work as funds have deminished from savings. I need to know if I can work within the same industry which is an industry I have worked in for 20 years and is my only skill set.

I am concerned of reprisals as the company have no issue taking people to court (way of life for them) but I need to earn a living. I have 3 kids and a mortgage.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 3 years ago.

Ben Jones :

Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Was any payment due to you part of the contract which contained the restriction?