Can I sue a family member for repayment on a loan that was not put in writing?

Question Details:

I lent my cousin money supposedly to pay for medical bills. It was to be paid back by money they had put away from an inheritance. So they had the money but it would take 3 months to get it so they needed the money right away. I am still waiting a year later. I have been given various excuses but no money. In November they promised to send me something every month until they got the money. I have never received anything. They will not take my calls or answer my e-mails. Do I have any recourse? They didn't sign anything, but I have all the emails asking for the money and payback terms.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com and retain an attorney to represent you.