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I had a friend pay for a trip for me in the amount of 1200.00. During the trip we had a falling out. We previously discussed me paying her 800.00. Now she wants the whole 1200.00 since she is upset and plans on suing me. We have nothing in writing. What are my options?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Michigan

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No she told me today that she is planning on filing after she called me today demanding all the money. The trip took place on 02/02/18

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

This is everything thank you

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I understand.
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

The way I see it, you have two options: either pay her what the two of you agreed ($800) or pay her the arbitrary amount she now thinks she's owed.

Actually, there's a third option: wait for her to sue you for some amount but in general, my personal opinion is it's sort of best not to get yourself sued when possible (and I'm a big believer in paying one's debts... but not being taken advantage of). The problem with her situation is that there is NOTHING in writing that she can use to prove the amount that you allegedly owe her.

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That phone call request is an automatic thing from the site... no need to accept :)

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I had no problem paying her the agreed amount by the end of the month with a tracking number to verify she received it but she is not satisfied with that. Originally she stated just pay me back when you can but due to the friendship ending I understand why she wants the money but I think she needs to be reasonable.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I know if I pay the agreed amount (800) she is just going to harass me for the rest of it. I did not know if court was needed for this.
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago
In general court would not be needed… Unless she decided to sue. Whatever amount you pay, it’s always smart to get something in writing stating that you don’t know anymore. So the person can’t come back and try to get more money from you. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
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