Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Michigan

How can I recover money loaned to a friend who lives in a different state? I started lending the money when I lived in MA and he lived with me in MA, then he moved back to MI where I continued to lend him money until I moved to IL. Currently, I live in IL and he lives in MI. Should I get an attorney in MA, MI, or IL? Any other recommendations? I have a document that he agreed to electronically stating that he will repay me the full amount (it is over $10,000). I have yet to receive a payment. Thanks!

Asked on 12/06/12, 10:22 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Brad Lambert Lambert & Lambert PLC

You want to collect in Michigan, because that is where the borrower and presumably the borrower's money is. You should hire Michigan counsel.

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Answered on 12/06/12, 10:27 am

Timothy Klisz Klisz Law Office, PLLC

Yes, Michigan is the proper venue because that is where he is located. I would be happy to help as collections is one of my areas of practice. Tim Klisz

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Answered on 12/06/12, 11:41 am

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