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If money was gifted to you , can they claim it back

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if money was gifted to you , can they claim it back
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

If it is a gift, then it is a gift.

If the courts accept it is a gift you can keep it. If they are convinced it was a loan then you have to pay it back. '

If it is a genuine gift then you do not have to pay it back. If there is to be a court argument it will be your word against theirs on what the situation was that resulted in you getting the money and the court will decide based on who's version they accept. Anything in writing email etc that back up your version would help.

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