How can I get my money back if I paid a $5000 deposit on my ex-boyfriend’s car?

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How can I get my money back if I paid a $5000 deposit on my ex-boyfriend’s car?

I paid the car dealership $5000 for my ex-boyfriend’s car. I wrote a check out to the dealership and the car is under his name only. I arranged an agreement with him about him paying me all the money back and he keeps delaying He says thing like, “Oh, I’ll just pay you next week” or “I want to give you more next paycheck”. If there is any information that can help me get my money back it is really appreciated.

Asked on August 8, 2011 Hawaii

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If your former boyfriend was loaned $5,000 by you for the new car he purchased, he needs to repay you what is owed you. Do you have a promissory note or anything in writing from him stating that he would be paying you what you loaned him?

You need to do the following:

1. write him a letter stating a specific date that he begin making payments to you on the $5,000. Keep a copy of this letter for future use.

2. if you receive no response or one that is not adequate, consider filing a small claims court action against him for the $5,000 owed.

From what you have written, it seems that your former boyfriend has no intent in repaying you the $5,000 loaned.

Good luck.


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