Can I sue someone who owes my mother $300 and has no intention paying back? It been nearly over 5 years.?

If we charged interest, he would be screwed.

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Your mother would have to be the one to file a suit. You have no standing in the case. If she can sue or not can depend on what type of contract she has with the creditor and where she lives. In Georgia if it is a oral contract the statue of limitations is four years. If it is a written contract or a promissory note then she has six years to file a suit. As far as interest that would be up to the court and law, it is not your choice.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you have evidence of this you could always go to small claims court. It just may cost more to sue than you'd get back in return (assuming this person even has the means to pay a settlement or jury award). 

  • 4 weeks ago

    She could have if she hadn't waited so long. You couldn't unless you had legal authority to act on her behalf.

  • 4 weeks ago

    cost more than that for lawyer

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, your mother can sue however it costs money to sue and if your mother wins or not it doesn't mean she will get her money

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, you can sue someone who owes YOU money, or your mother can sue the person.  You can't sue someone for money they owe to another person.  You would be no more screwed if you charged interest.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    First of all you'll need legal documents that said person owes your mother this money. In a court of law if you don't have the evidence the case will be thrown out. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    IF you charged interest, but you didn't.   Do you have a legal contract, signed by both parties and notarized?   

  • 4 weeks ago

    You can try but it would require proof and your mothers participation.

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