I am in the financial services area for work and I recently switched companies and relocated my family to the city where my employer is. When i switched firms, my current firm gave me an "upfront" bonus(130k over 8 years) and i signed a contract to be here for 8 years, otherwise i would have to pay the bonus back pro-rata if i left before than(Been at the new firm 1 yr) They promised me a "book" of business and thats the reason why i left my previous firm. Now they are saying there isnt a book of business for me in the new city. Im wondering if I can get out of this contract without having to pay the "upfront bonus" money back. What are my options with this?