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My now ex boyfriend go my car impound for 30 days the end of

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My now ex boyfriend go my car impound for 30 days the end of November. He said he would pay me the amount it cost to get my car out of impound, which was $1,725. He signed a typed agreement that stated he will pay the$1,725, minus $100 for the amount of a check his grandma gave in order to help get the car out of impound. Would this hold up in court?How do I go about getting the money I am owed?
Please help me.
Sincerely,
A broke, broken hearted girl.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.
Have you gotten your car out of the impound by paying the money?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes the car was able to be taken out of impound 30 day after it was impounded after paying $1625 for the towing yard and $100 for the police department
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.

The documents you are valid equivalent to a promissory note. If the money is not paid when it is supposed to be you can bring a small claims court case to collect your money.

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There was not a set time the money needed to be paid stated in the signed agreement. I know that he will not pay me unless i take him to court over it. How long should I wait before taking him to court? The car was impounded the end of november and since then he has said he will pay for it but i have yet received any money.We broke up and have not talked. He signed the agreement without even reading it when I sow him the beginning of January to give him his clothes i had of his. So how long should i wait before going to small claims court?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.

I think it is reasonable to believe you were to be paid within 30 days so you can bring you court case now. What you should do is send him a letter demanding payment within 10 days. If you are not paid, bring your lawsuit.

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The only address he has to send mail to is his grandmothers address. Im not sure how long it takes him to get mail from them since he does not have a phone at this time and isn't in constant contact with his grandparents. Could i send him a letter online, threw facebook which i know he will receive, stating that i need a payment within 10 days or will go to small claims court?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.

Send it to both the grandmother and through facebook. The one to grandmother send regular and certified return receipt requested.

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
with the letter to the grandma's house should i include a copy of the paper we signed?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.

You can do that, it would not hurt.

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
One more question, what should be said in the letter i send?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.

The letter should just say that you agreed to repay you the cost of getting the car that was impounded while in his custody and as a result of his actions. The money was to be paid by now. If I am not paid within 10 days of the date of this letter I will take legal action to collect what is owed to me.

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have typed up a letter to send to my ex but have just found out he may not be in contact with his grandparents whose address he used to send his mail to. I have heard he is now going from place to place and possibly on the street. How do i go about sending him a copy of the letter in the mail? can i just send him the letter on facebook? What should I do?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.
Send the letter on facebook but also send the letter to the grandparents. It is the last known address you have so you want to send it to them anyway. Thank you for accepting the answer.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok i will send a copy of the letter to both. Also, what is the statute of limitations on this? Would this case be considered a contract? I read that in California the statute of limitation on a written contract is 4 years, does this qualify at that?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.
It is four years but you do not have a problem with that. The statute of limitations stops running once you file suit.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Would it be 4 years from the date he signed the agreement, or from when the car was impounded?
Expert:  Richard - Bizlaw replied 3 years ago.
It is four years from when he was supposed to pay you and did not.

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