If a large sum of money was paid to another, both agree and sign, but it wasn't notarized, is the money owed again? 5 Answers as of April 30, 2014

It was over $6000 paid to the divorced mother for child support. She accepted the money, both signed and went ways. Years later, she sends him to jail because the note wasn't notarized and even though she said she got the money, he is needing to pay that money all over again.

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
The note does not need to be notarized as proof of payment.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/30/2014
Law Office of Linda K. Frieder
Law Office of Linda K. Frieder | Linda K. Frieder, Esq.
Sounds like there is more to the story. Notarizing an agreement does not magically make a document legal. It only verifies the signatures. So there must be something more.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/29/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
You answered your own question since he is in jail. Apparently the judge doesn't accept that.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 4/29/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Get an attorney, as you have figured out already, this is not right. Does he have a copy of the agreement and proof of payment?
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/29/2014
John Russo | John Russo
Look we are lawyer here so tell this story to friends around the kitchen table or at you'r favorite water hole. They have signed document of receipt of funds, you allege that the obligee admits said receipt of funds, no court would order the money to be paid again based on you'r representation.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 4/29/2014
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