Frisco, TX asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Texas

Q: My friend is not repaying money which I lent.I have text msgs as proof that I lent him money.How can I get my money back

My friend was investing in a business with his partner and was looking for money. I lent him some money for which he said he would give me a share in the business he is investing. He came back later and said that his partner cheated on him so he is unable to repay me. There are text messages in which he said that I should ask his partner regarding the money I gave my friend which he is unable to recover from his partner. Now, I cannot go to his partner because he would not even hear my request. Are there any legal ways I could get my money from my friend instead, using the text messages he sent me as a proof that I lent him the money? My friend is filing a bankruptcy so that he cannot repay other lenders like me. How do I proceed further in these circumstances?

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Sue him. It sounds like he defrauded you so if you allege fraud in your suit, it may not be dischargeable in bankruptcy even if he filed. And, this person is NOT your friend.

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