Springtime, you definitely need to find a new room mate and fast. You can always go to the county court house and file a lien against your room mate or even go to small claims court. Trouble is, if you aren't getting the money from her now, I doubt you'll get the money after all that trouble. If it was me, I would have a serious sit down talk with her and explain again the terms of the lease. I would tell her that I did not have the money to support her and that if she can't meet her obligation then she needs to move. Of course I would expect drama of some sort. People can get very ugly. I would try to have some support around (another person) to prevent anything serious. For legal advice, you need to consult a lawyer. At least try the small claims court and see what you can find out. Evicting someone is not fun. It can take up to 6 months to get them out, and you would have to pay the entire rent because once you start the process I doubt your roommate will pay. Good luck! What a bummer!