Hello, About 8 years ago I was engaged and lived with my fiancee. We had a joint bank account. After three years we split up, I moved out (and was fired from my job at the company he worked but I know it's too late now for me to file sexual harassment!)and got my own bank account, etc. and I assumed he took me off our joint account. He kept all of our money, all of our furniture. Five years later he contacted me and said that he JUST realized that my student loan had been debited from the account for all that time and that I owed him $10,000. I started to pay him in monthly installments but friends are telling me that I'm not required to do so since I was on the account at the time. Until I decide how to proceed I have not been paying him and he says he can sue me for the money. I this correct? Thank you in advance.LDNew York
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New York
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. No, that is not correct, he cannot sue you. Because you were on the account, you were legally entitled to the money in the account and as such your debit from that account to pay for your student loans is completely legal and he has no recourse. Please let me know if you need additional guidance or have any follow up questions.
Thank you for your quick response! And even though I originally agreed to pay him back because he told me he could sue I can now stop doing so without any legal repercussions?
Yes, because you never had the legal obligation to repay him for the funds taken from the joint account.
Wow...this is a relief! Thank you so much!
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