Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
DearCustomer- I'm not certain why you would have sent that much money in advance but the only way to recover the money is to file a suit against the person who has the money. The problem is that you will have to file the suit in Teas or wherever he is located so you may be faced with having to hire a Texas lawyer or filing everything by mail. At some point, if the guy defends the case you may have to travel to TX to testify at trial. I have included the website for the Texas court forms which may be of some assistance.
I sent the money to pay for the engine,parts and labor. He came highly recommended with a good reputation. He has since shut his business down and has promised many times to fulfill his end of the deal. I guess i am just too trusting. Thanks for the help i wasnt sure if i had to file in my stae or Texas.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).