Legal Question in Consumer Law in Florida

Loaned a friend 500.00

Can I go after someone legally If I loaned then money they promise to pay back and never did. No papers where signed it was verbal.

Asked on 3/26/09, 10:11 pm

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Alan Wagner Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, P.A.
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Re: Loaned a friend 500.00

Sure, you can go after them, but if you have absolutely no proof -- no letter, no check, not paper, no witnesses, then you will likely lose.

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Answered on 3/26/09, 10:58 pm
Stuart M. Address Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A.
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Re: Loaned a friend 500.00

Yes, you can sue in small claims court. You will need to have as much evidence of the oral agreement and the fact that you loaned the money as possible. In oral contracts, it is key to have witnesses or some proof that the money given was a loan.

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Answered on 3/27/09, 1:15 pm

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