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A home repair person who has filed bankruptcy just called me

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A home repair person who has filed bankruptcy just called me and wants to give me the $1750 I paid her for a contract to complete work in my home. She wants the old contract or to have me sign a statement to release her from the contract.

Is this legal? What is the benefit to me or to her for doing this?

Thanks for your help!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Thank you for your question. I am happy to assist you.

I am a lawyer with 25 years experience. While I am not your lawyer and do not represent you, I will endeavor to provide you with legal information through this open and nonconfidential forum.

It would not appear relevant whether she conducted business in May or June 2009. Therefore it is unlikely that her statement is the reason that she wants the contract return to her. It is typically legal for you to accept the money that is owed to you provided that she is making the payment voluntarily and without your coercion
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