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Ex partner owes me money

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jess_pato View Drop Down
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  Quote jess_pato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Ex partner owes me money
    Posted: 29/November/2011 at 22:19
Not to sure if anyone can help me on this.

I was in a relationship with a guy for around 4 months. In this time I lent him money, around $3000+ to pay for a trip to Bali. The whole reason for us going to Bali was so he could renew his visa to stay in Australia.

After we got back from Bali he was supposed to pay me back but packed up and moved back to England without paying me back a single cent.

I have minimal contact with him, only through facebook. I have emails back and forth about the money he owes me.

Is there anything legally i can do?

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  Quote MickOne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/November/2011 at 22:52
Yes, but is it a worthwhile pursuit: No. You could obtain a judgment against him assuming the court assumed personal jurisdiction over him and allowed a default judgment - but unless he has assets in Australia you are going to have to foot the bill to have your judgment recognised in the UK, and then enforced in the UK. I am hoping by now you have realised this will probably cost more than the $3k...

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  Quote jess_pato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/November/2011 at 08:36
Thought that might be the case.

Thank you.

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/November/2011 at 15:10
trash him on FB.
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  Quote iconoclast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/November/2011 at 18:11
Whilst I "get" AOD's "trash him on FB" comment, I'd be a tad more restrained in the circumstances given defamation laws etc. In some states, fortunately not mine, truth is no defence and you may lose your qualified privilege. Worth some serious research do you think?
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  Quote boony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/November/2011 at 18:46
Is there some sort of written agreement or is there enough information in the messages to confirm he owes you the money? I wonder if you could obtain a judgement in a small claims tribunal which is an inexpensive process apparently. Maybe someone here can provide insight?

Court judgement can then be submitted to Immigration in case he decides to come back one day. Sort of nasty but then taking advantage of you to go on holiday to Bali is pretty much despicable.

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