Can I get my money back from a groom that cancels a wedding 48 hours before it is to happen?

I have thousands invested.

Asked on September 17, 2011 under Family Law, Michigan


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

This all depends on a number of factors. If you are the bride to be and you paid out for a wedding, did you have a contractual arrangement with the groom to be that you would split the costs with each other or that he would be responsible for paying certain charges even if you front funded any of the deposits on these services? If so, then you may stand a chance of suing your former groom to be in small claims court or civil court (depending on the amount) and then collecting on the judgment either through a pay plan or lien or garnishment of wages.

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