Are verbal contracts legal no matter what was said between the 2 parties involved?

About 4 months ago, I was asked for a loan for a plane ticket. I took out a title loan on my car that day and was promised payment in full he next month. When that day came, I received nothing. I have made several attempts to contact this person but have not received any sort of response in the matter. Can I legally sue over an oral agreement we made with each other?

Asked on August 20, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Kansas


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, verbal contracts are as binding as written contracts. the problem with verbal contracts is that unless there is a third party witness to the agreement, proving such is typically harder than proving a written contract. From what you have written, it seems that you can sue over the matter in small claims court.

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