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I loan my brother a lot of money and he said he would pay me

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I loan my brother a lot of money and he said he would pay me back when my mother died and her house sells. I only have a verbal agreement, however, I do have siblings that her him agreed on paying me when we sell the house.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 4 years ago.

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I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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A contract does not need to be written in order to be enforceable.

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A verbal contract is equally enforceable - the problem is that the plaintiff has the burden to prove the contract.

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Since this involves money, and you mentioned it was a large sum, presumably there is some documentation of the transfer (i.e. canceled check).

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This would help you if you choose to bring a breach of contract lawsuit.

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Here is a link to the civil court system in California.http://www.courts.ca.gov/superiorcourts.htm

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If you were interested in pursuing this via the court system, please post that information here and I will get you the necessary forms. Thanks!

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