What are my rights if I helped with the down payment and some remodeling costs regarding my ex-fiance’s home?

I expected that we would be together. We have ended the relationship and now she doesn’t want to pay me back. I have cancelled checks and she agreed at the onset to pay me back. Do I have any recourse?

Asked on November 8, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, South Carolina

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your "ex" now refuses to reimburse you for the costs that you incurred in the home, you should write a demand letter seeking a way to resolve the issue by way of a promissory note with an agreed upon amount payable in a certain monthly amount at a certain interest rate.

If you do not receive a favorable response to this letter, your option if you want your money back is to bring a legal action for the repayment. You should consult with a business attorney about the situation that you write about. Good luck.


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