What can I do if I am being sued for money? 18 Answers as of March 13, 2013

I was talking to people in a little bar, and we got talking about leaving money to family, and I said if I left $100,000.00 dollars to one of my sons he would spent it like water. I said maybe I should leave it there jokingly, so now she keeps asking me for money.

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Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
There was no promise made by you. She is entitled to zero. Be careful in the future what you say.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/13/2013
Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
I don't see any basis for a lawsuit against you. Tell her that you won't give out any money.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 3/8/2013
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
You are not required to "give" money to anyone. Tell your kid to get a life. Tell her that your money is to support YOU in your old age, and that if she doesn't get a life, you will move in with her and she'll have to support you. It sounds like you raised a brat.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/8/2013
Alison Elle Aleman, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Alison Elle Aleman, Attorney & Counselor at Law | Alison Elle Aleman
Is this person "asking" you for money, or actually "suing" you? It is not clear from your letter. If she is asking, just tell her no, you were only talking at a bar. If you are being sued, however, get a lawyer and have him file an answer denying that you ever promised anyone money. It does not sound as if anything is in writing, but it is not clear from your letter, if this is anything more than just someone asking for
money from you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/7/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
You do not owe he any money and you should ignore her.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/7/2013
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    Nothing. Maybe you talk too much in bars. People get hit in the head outside of bars for a few bucks. What would they do for 100000.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 3/7/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Tell her that the money is not going to be forthcoming.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 3/7/2013
    Robert Kubler | Robert Kubler
    Ridiculous suit. Get a lawyer. An alleged future gift is unenforceable. What is she giving you? She also should have known you were joking.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/7/2013
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    This would be a silly law suit without merit.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 3/7/2013
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    "She keeps asking" you for money, but that doesn't mean she's suing you. There was no contract, so I doubt any lawyer worth his salt would take it on, and if she does, then get a lawyer of your own.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 3/7/2013
    Laurence H. Margolis PC
    Laurence H. Margolis PC | Laurence Margolis
    Sounds like she is trying to shake you down. Is this in Michigan?
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 3/7/2013
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