There are a few more details that may need to be known - such as was there a written contract? If not, what exactly was the understanding between you two? You may have a case - you should sit down with an attorney and explain all the details and show him/ her any documentation you might have.
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So many issues here. First, you went to a check cashing facility (mistake number 1), then you give money to family expecting to get it back (mistake 2) without a written agreement (mistake 3), and now you want your money back. There are many issues involved here, many of which a lawyer can't help you with. There could also be tax implications on the "gift". I suggest that you meet in person with a contract attorney and possibly a tax adviser.
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Get a copy of the check and retain a lawyer to pursue.
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Set up a meeting with an attorney. Need more details,was there a contract whether verbal or in writing, what were the specific terms regarding when would money be repaid, how much interest ,, or did you have a percentage of the business. Etc.
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How long ago was this? Do you actually have the video? How soon after did your father start the business?
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