Homestead, FL asked in Uncategorized for Georgia

Q: Can my grandparents demand I pay them for hiring an attorney for my court case?

During the time of living under their roof at the age of 18, I required an attorney for something that I had done, it had been settled and after moving out of my own volition they have told me I have to pay them back for hiring the attorney when there were no agreements prior to me paying them back, neither verbal nor physical. They've threatened to pursue it through the legal system. Would they be able to force me to pay them back?

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Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It would be an odd case, but the facts would control. If there was no agreement then it would appear their hiring was a gift and it would be very difficult for them to recover. If there was some sort of agreement, the court would evaluate that agreement.

Both would likely be a waste of time and effort if the amounts are less than a few thousand.

I would be very careful tangling with folks who were willing to assist during a tough episode. I also caution that Grandparents get more important in life the older we get and would keep them on my good side. Last thing you want is to be drowning and not have anyone who will throw rope.

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