San Antonio, TX asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Texas

Q: Mentor and breached contracts.

I had a mentor that would have me sign contract with “businesses” that were really not real. Not only were they not real but I was paying him upwards of 4000 a month to him. $300 was legitimate as he would meet with me as a mentor. I however have a contract through him with his parents who i have always paid him the payment. Since I have several payments to him and several unaccounted for monies, would he be responsible for coming up with the money for his parents since I have been paying him for this vehicle the whole time? I have paid him $1500 a month since July, for instance, for a digital marketing agency that didn’t exist plus the $550 towards the car. Since I was paying him and the contract was breached before the first payment am I free and clear on the car?

1 Lawyer Answer
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It sounds like you have multiple contracts with this person, and he has multiple assumed names (the business names on the contracts.) If you are not receiving the services you contracted for, you may be due a refund.

As to the car, it's impossible to tell from your description what's going on there. The owner of the car is the person whose name is on the title, and anyone that has a lien on the car should also be shown on the title.

I suggest to gather all of the contracts and all of your records of payment, and meet with a lawyer to determine your options.

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