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Q: Is small claims best option to sue a relatives preacher over $4000

Back in 2015 my mom gave her church a big check of my guess $5000 or more from my dad's investment from his job in sales. He was a hard worker. She expected her church to help me out after she died. They never helped me at all.

I even filed a complaint with the IRS and made anonymous rants about how the church never helped me.

Once thought of writing the pastor telling him he should send the money back my mom gave his church. They are wealthy as it is. Their church only helped out when my parents were alive. Terrible people. Crooks.

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Based on your limited facts, its hard to see any potential claim. Seems like the money may have been a gift, in which case there would be no claim. But also, even assuming you were a third-party beneficiary to a contract; it may be hard to pursue any claim for breach of contract based on the limited facts posted. I would suggest you consider consulting with an attorney to determine what options, if anything, you may have.

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