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i loaned my girlfriend 3000.00 dollars for her daughters wedding

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i loaned my girlfriend 3000.00 dollars for her daughters wedding in october told it would be paid back on12 23 11 . i do not have a contract but i do have checks for the wedding hall and a nother check made out to her , with emails tellinl me it would be paid in full. that never happend . can i take her to small claims court
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
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Personal loans for less than $5,000 can be enforced in small claims court. While a written contract is optimal, an oral agreement without a written contract can still be enforced. Any evidence of the agreement can potentially be useful. That could include checks, emails, voicemails, text messages, witness testimony, etc.
If an individual has to file a lawsuit to enforce an agreement and if that person wins, the court may also award that person his/her reasonable attorney's fees and court costs as well so that the person doesn't wind up having to pay for those things out of pocket either.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

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i be able to collect any filing fees and cost since i do have doctuments

Expert:  AttorneyTom replied 5 years ago.
A court has the authority to award court costs and filing fees, as well as attorney's fees, to the successful party.

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