Virginia Beach, VA asked in Contracts for Virginia

Q: Breach of personal contract question

I entered into a contract with my sister in 2014 after I found out she had made 40 trips to atms over 3 months to drain my bank account. I had originally given the card and code to her wife to withdraw money for groceries. I just found out that the prosecuting attorney will not take the case because of the financial contract. The police station said I had a winnable case in civil court. The wife says that because they bought groceries over the past 2 years that it fulfills the contract and it is therefore nul. In the contract I stated 500$ a month for 12 months but only received 2 months of 12. Is this a valid civil case?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Your question is not clear enough to me to say whether there is a valid or worthwhile case. But as a rule, it all depends on what the written contract says or what was orally agreed to.

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