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If you loaned her money for the rent and car and you do not have any written agreement for the loan, as required by the Statute of Frauds
, then it is your word against her word as to whether it is a gift or a loan unless you have some other evidence to prove that it was indeed a loan. If you have evidence to prove it was a loan, then you can sue her in small claims
court to recover the money. If you go to small claims court and sue her claiming it was a loan and she claims in court it was a gift and you have nothing to back up your allegations, the court will not be able to win your case as the court will not be able to decide either way and could not award you any judgment.
Also, you need to consider that if she has no assets or income, even if you win a suit against her in court and she has nothing you could collect a judgment from then you would have just a paper judgment worth nothing.
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