Marysville, OH asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Ohio

Q: Am I entitled to get the downpayment money back?

I used money from my dad to cover a downpayment on a house that I bought with my ex. The house was bought under his name (mine was not on the title at all). (Roughly $25,000 was used for the house downpayment).

The downpayment money was given and the bank required me to sign a letter stating that it would never have to be repaid. However, the money did not come from me. It came from my dads check book and bank account. I have the copies of the checks.

Technically, I never gave a penny towards the dad did. Since they never had my dad sign a paper does that give us any legal leg to stand on?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph Jaap

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The context of this situation and your question are unclear. Who is "us?" Who are "they?" Who is trying to collect money from whom, and why? Is this a divorce? Is it a bank foreclosure? Is it small claims? But instead of explaining all that here, you should use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to review all the facts of the situation with you and advise you.

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