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i had loaned my stepfather an amount of money in 2001, after

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i had loaned my stepfather an amount of money in 2001, after that my mother and stepfather bought a home, then made it to where i had to leave. Years have passed and my health became distress due to everything that had happened after some rehabilitation I have come back to the home, and tryed to work things out with them but they won't admit to any of it having taking place, and they also use my health as an excuse. What can i do to resolve this problem?

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Good morning. I certainly understand your situation. Do you have anything to evidence the debt? When were they supposed to pay you back?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no, i have no way of producing any tipe of agreement. it was all verbal, but because my stepfather had a long time debt from former wife. they also say that they bought the house with the 401k

Thank you for that additional information. Georgia does have a 4 year statute of limitations on an oral contract. That is the time in which a cause of action would need to be filed and the time would start to run, once the debt was due and not paid. I am not sure when they agreed to start paying you back but if more then 4 years has passed, they may have a defense. Notwithstanding, you would first have to sue them, if you are within the necessary time frame and would have to evidence the debt/agreement with your testimony. Testimony is a form of evidence but they could also respond and dispute it, by testimony as well. It would then be a matter for the court to decide, once they hear all the evidence.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i had told him that he could pay me when he could, no exact date was established but i thought a 10yr period would be enough for him of them to pay back.