I moved back at my parents house Dec 2015 due to my dads sickness. My father recently passed away on Feb 2016. My mom and I don't typically get along and these cause me to moved out again due to inevitable arguments. Now, she wants to disowned me but is asking for $11,000 to pay her back. $6,000 is the balance of the car I've been paying back (used to be $8k) And I acknowledged and agreed to this. And now she is claiming $5,000 to pay her back from the (graduation gift) she spent on me back in 2008. I was only 15 years old at that time.
I am her legal daughter, I am not adopted or for any reason. (just in case someone wonders why would she claim or do this to her own daughter)
She wants me to sign a document stating if I fail to pay her the money back she will sue me and threat to take this to the court. I didn't sign anything. But now she is looking to notarize this. Is that even legal? If she does give me the documents, for whatever reason if she obtains it, can I fight back of her unreasonable claim?
You don't have to sign. Yes she can sue you but will not be able to win on the issue of a gift delivered eight years ago.
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Don't sign anything. If you had an agreement about the car, continue paying for that. But a gift is a gift. She can't say you owe her money for it after the fact. Sounds like the less you have to do with her, the better.
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You have a lovely mother. She can't do anything about the gift. It was a gift. Plus, it was too long ago. She may be able to do something about the car, depending on who holds title, if there is a lender, or a written agreement. If it were me, I would want to sever any financial ties, and would simply leave the car in the driveway, and get one of my own.
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