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claim money from a sibling

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    Posted: 06/December/2011 at 17:30
Hi everyone


What is the best way , legally - to claim money spent from a sibling ?!


I have almost 10 years of bills from a property in both our names (which both of us lived in) which I would like to claim. Any idea if this is possible at all ? This incl. rates , electricity/water , mortgage and upkeep/maintenance. I have receipts and evidence for ALL payments , on behalf of her and from myself.

any ideas ?

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/December/2011 at 18:43
What is the basis of the claim? Did she promise to pay? Or are you assuming she should?
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  Quote 75321 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/December/2011 at 19:40
Hi

the basis of this claim , is that at the time of probate clearing we both signed a property into our names (inheritance ) and agreed to both pay 50% each of all expenses until the mortgage was paid out.

While I realise this is a very vague description - i ask is there any grounds to stand on ?!

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/December/2011 at 14:58
I think so. Unfortunately it is probably too large for a small claims court (check your state limits). You need to begin the normal civil claims process (i.e. three registered letters of demand, then hire a solicitor or file yourself).
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