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Someone in your situation would have to PROVE that this agreement was in place. By default, just because you are roommates (or were) does not meant that each was 50% liable for the rent.
So an agreement would have to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence. If this was in writing, the contract
itself is proof. If this was verbal, then proof in the form of testimony
, texts, emails, etc, may be offered.
This would be breach of contract
. One has to proof a contract existed, breach, and damages from the breach. Sevarg Co., Inc. v. Energy Drilling Co., 591 So.2d 1278, 1281 (La.App. 1991)
This would be a GENERAL PRACTICE attorney. May I recommend the LA Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
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