Borrowed money to someone and they haven't paid me back

Asked over 1 year ago - Des Plaines, IL

I borrowed a friend 5 grand with no written agreement other then messages sent between each other with her agreeing that she will pay me back...But, with not set time in mind. Can I sue?

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  1. Gerald William Napleton

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Send a written demand for payment. If she refuses to pay or engage in some repayment schedule advise that the next step is small claims court. Then, if needed, make good on your threat and sue her in small claims court.

    A loan does not necessarily require a writing.

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  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Get bacj ti wirk

  3. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . A demand letter from a lawyer is usually a cost-effective option. Ultimately you can sue in small claims court if she refuses to pay.

    Though we strive to provide accurate legal information in our answers on AVVO, our answer should not be construed... more

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