Does a receipt only in one person’s name mean by law that I have to give back to the person I put on receipt?

I work at a church a bride and fiance booked a wedding came in and gave cash my mistake I put receipt in brides name only and now the bride canceled wedding and wants cash back in her name only we have to nail a check out and I saw groom hand the bride the cash, so I was going to send 2 checks – 1 to the groom for $500 and 1 to bride for $500 as the total was a $1,000. However, because I didn’t put the fiance’s name on the receipt the bride wants all of the money.

Asked on June 5, 2018 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If the receipt is in her name only, the best course for you is to return the money to the would-be bride, since she is the one who has written proof of payment of it. Her fiance can sue her (such as in small claims court) for his share of the money if he believes that he can prove he is entitled to it.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If the receipt is in her name only, the best course for you is to return the money to the would-be bride, since she is the one who has written proof of payment of it. Her fiance can sue her (such as in small claims court) for his share of the money if he believes that he can prove he is entitled to it.


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