In November 2008 I purchased a woodburner insert with my then boyfriend for his house, which was supposed to be "our" home. Yes the home was solely in his name and I still owned my own home at the time. My name was the primary name on the account, with him as secondary because he had lost his job. I purchased it 6 months interest free, with the interest all becoming due in May of 2009. Well we started not getting along and May 2009 comes along and the full payment was due. I did not want to pay it because I was concerned that if I did, he would not reimburse me for it. I told his mother
about this and she said that she did not have the money to pay for it or she would. (Now mind you at this point in time, I had stopped making my house payments because I was helping with the bills at his/our house. So my credit score was going down the toliet and I knew it) She said to me that "I should pay it off and if something were to happen to us, she would make sure he did the right thing, or the right thing would be done and I would be FULLY reimbursed". So with her giving me her word, I paid it off. Well needless to say I was right to be leery because we broke up and he is unwilling to pay me back.
Didn't his mom make a "verbal contract" with me by saying what she did?
And I called the place I purchased the woodburner insert from and they said for $150 they would remove it for me and I should put it on Craigslist to sell it.
Am I allowed to do that? My ex said it's considered a "house improvement" item and I am "sh*t outta luck". And is their any closed cases supporting my stance? Because I have learned the hard way, the judicial system is in my ex's back pocket so to speak because his mother knows A LOT of people at the court house.