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Hi my question is. my son and 2 of his fraternity brothers signed a lease thinking they were going it was going to be there frat house. Well they found a place closer to campus and met with the previous guy that they signed the lease with, that they couldn't move in and didn't not have the money he wanting to afford it. they guy told them after they met it was fine and he would get some one else to move. Well a couple of months later he hit them with a lawsuit. Yesterday they went to court and judge ruled in the guy favor and told the boys since it was a group case they would old owe 20,000.00 to the guy. These are college kids with no money is there a way we can get the balance reduced or is there anything we can do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Kansas

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No they judged ruled on it yesterday

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That's about it. just need to know where to go from here

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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Unfortunately, there is nothing that they can do to reduce the amount owed. They can negotiate with the creditor to see if he will accept a payment plan. The only other real option is for them to file bankruptcy. Since they presumably do not have any assets yet, the bankruptcy would discharge the debt and they would not lose anything. This would affect their credit for the short term though. If they choose this course, they should absolutely meet with a bankruptcy attorney in-person to assess the value of this option.

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