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  Quote meatytwo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Loan to Ex
    Posted: 05/September/2016 at 00:29
Hi and thanks for reading.

I loaned my ex $1000 when we were together, over the Xmas period 2015. There was no formal loan agreement. This was done in two bank transfers totaling the $1000. When i transferred the money i marked them with 'LOAN' on the transfer receipts. When we broke up i wrote to her asking for the loan to be repaid in 7 days. 6 months has passed and i have not received any money back.
What I'm asking is, can i recover the money owed by way of small claims court or similar, and would i stand a chance? or is there another way? She is now working and owns her own car, but would likely plead poverty.

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  Quote meatytwo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2016 at 11:23
Hello I'm wondering if ANYONE can give me a little on this please??

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  Quote Eddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2016 at 14:14
I think the outcome will depend on what the loan was for and how much shared use you got from it before you broke up.

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  Quote meatytwo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2016 at 16:30
no shared use. I lent it to her as she needed cash (so she could buy xmas gifts for her kids). we were never living together.

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  Quote meatytwo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2016 at 16:31
Does that clarify it, and increase my chances?

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  Quote webbrowan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/March/2017 at 15:25
I’m afraid that you're not in a good position here to ask for money of any sort. Sorry for the bad news, but it's going to be he said, she said if you really want to go after her for 1 grand. Without any form of physical documentation and agreement that she has to pay you the money back, likely she'll say that the money was gifted and she was not under any obligation to make a repayment to you. In any case, better to count it as part of the love lost and move on mate. Good luck.
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