If a friend owes me $1,700 that I let them borrow until they received their taxes, what can I do now they received there taxes but aren't going to pay me?
Question Details: This friend owes back child support, and money to an accident that was his fault, which he claims to have used the tax money for both paying off child support, and the accident to stay out of jail. Is there a way to find out if what he is telling me is the truth? Also, is it worth taking him to small claims court for that amount owed?
I think that the only way that you are going to be able to find out if indeed he is telling the truth is to take him to small claims court and have him bring the documentation you wish to show you where he spent it. But really it has no bearing on the matter. If he owes you the money then you can sue him for it and get a a judgement. It may be a hallow judgement in that it does not wound like he has much and you have to stand in line behind others collect but I do think it is worth it. The judgement is good for a certain number of years and it is renewable. Good luck.