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Is there anything in writing regarding the agreement between the two families?
Then, theoretically, you are not obligated to give them back what their initial investment is.
However, they may try to sue you under a verbal contract or contract implied in fact theory which they may or may not be successful under.
If there is a breakdown between the families that is irreparable, I suggest you return the initial investment to them and go your separate ways before this ends up in small claims court.