Question for US lawyers on Alab lawJust before I married, I loaned my mother in law $10,000. I have a reciept but no contract, just afew emails about her being worried about oweing taxes. She has not paid me back.What steps do I need to take to get my money back and would this theft be considered a criminal offence or domestic issue?
State/Country relating to question: Alabama
Dear JACUSTOMER - This would not be part of the domestic relations case since you obviously didn't marry your mother in law. You can sue her in the courts on the basis of an oral contract and use any evidence you have that the loan was made. It is simply a case of collecting a debt and has nothing to do with a crime or a domestic dispute. It is a civil law case and you have a right to sue her.
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