Idaho Falls, ID asked in Family Law for Idaho

Q: I broke up 10 days b4 wedding, my fiances parents atty sent me a demand for the cost of their flights, do i pay or ignor

10 days before I was to get married, i realized it was a big mistake. I broke off the engagment and my fiance's parents' atty sent me a demand letter for the cost of their flights (and their 6 kids flights) as well as rental car cost for 10 days to me... i do not think they even tried to cancel or change flights, they were happy to visit their daughter i am sure... plus it has been 3 weeks since we broke up and she is engaged to some other guy, should i just ignore the demand? Their atty is in texas and i'm in idaho, so they wouldn't be able to come after me for it from afar unless they found an atty here to take the case, but for about 2k, i don't think anyone would... how should i proceed

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Patrick Kershisnik
Patrick Kershisnik

A: Firstly, I think you should respond to their letter and tell them that their claim is unsubstantiated. You did not make or require that they purchase the tickets or the car rental in the first place. They did that on their own accord and for their daughter's wedding. I would also mention the fact that she is already engaged to someone else just to stress the point that it is clearly better that your marriage did not occur. In my opinion,they have no legal claim against you. They are just demanding reimbursement on the principle of the matter.

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