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Hello. Thanks for contacting us. The key to a matter like this is to review what the original agreement was for the arrangement. If there was no agreement, then there could be a legal argument that the expenses are legitimate and due.
The other piece to look at is quantification of the expenses. Onpassing of expenses, absent an agreement defining them, would usually require documentation as to the expenses. Otherwise, it could be considered income to the business and it would be required to account for it on taxes. Tax evasion is risky business!
The other thing is the definition of friend in a case like this. Friends will usually talk things through -- not simply help themselves to a sum of money without any prior agreement or discussion. If the friendship is important to both parties, it would be normal to talk it through and reach some fair agreement based on actual expenses, not on an arbitrary amount.
If there is something else at play, and the friendship is for naught, it could be possible to sue in small claims
for return of the premiums
. But suing is probably the last thing on the list. Talking it out, reasoning, etc should come first.
I wish you resolution in this matter with all dispatch!