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I lent someone $2500 7 years ago. Was supposed to be paid

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I lent someone $2500 7 years ago. Was supposed to be paid back after her divorce when she was planning on getting lots of money when her husband cashed in his retirement account. To date, have only been paid back 500....sporadic checks from her over the years. Would I be able to sue her for the balance.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations on breach of contract is only four years. So, if the agreement was that she'd pay you back when she got divorced, she can only be sued if her divorce happened within the past 4 years. Once the statute of limitations expires, she'd have to have affirmed the debt and made another agreement to pay in order for you to be able to sue her.

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