Suing an ex for unpaid loans and living expenses

United States
June 17, 2010 1:01pm CST
I was watching Judge Mathis show one day and I found it funny that a girl is suing her ex-boyfriend for unpaid loans after their break-up. She says the man borrowed 137 dollars to buy phone, 800 dollars to visit his mom in Florida, and 300 dollars to replace his tires. Did he really owe this money or is the girl just trying to get back at the guy after they broke up? Would you rather not see the guy and think the you lost the money with him?
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
16 Jul 10
Hi Nympha, I don't know if legally he would owe it unless of course she had an agreement in writing with him. If it was in writing then I would say that she is not suing just to get even but trying to collect a debt that she intended on getting back from the start. Personally I would not lend all that money to someone without something in writing and if I did and never got it back, I would kick myself and chalk it up to yet another lesson learned. You have to kind of wonder why this girl kept on giving him money when he clearly was not paying her back. Sounds like she was trying to buy his love and well, that never works out. So do tell....what was Judge Mathis verdict?
• Portugal
15 Jul 10
i dont know maybe she really cared for the guy before and then when they broke up she saw how much she did for him and that he didnt deserve it at all so she wanted her money back. anyway i dont think she would want him back by suing him ahah he might be very angry when know about this so wouldnt want her back in this way i guess ahah anyway i dont know^^
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
17 Jun 10
wow that's a lot of money. my opinion is in a relationship is one should give and not lend what one wants and can, dragging this to court tv, or a reality show judge is not productive, and quite embarrassing but since she did it I hope she got her money back.
@xasasa (323)
• United States
17 Jun 10
It depends on the situation. On how long the relationship was and who broke up with who. For example, if I loan my boyfriend $500 and I am with him for 5 yrs after loaning him the money, I will just think of that money as the cost of the relationship. But if I loan him money and break up with him less then a year after loaning the money then yes he better give me the money back unless I forgive the loan. It may be for revenge if the guy broke up with the girl or was caught cheating on her.
@Hmouse20 (132)
17 Jun 10
People do odd things in this world that i'll never understand. I would just leave it... it has probably cost her loads in legal costs. It's silly, petty and i don't understand why anyone in their right mind would want to see an ex again. However, the flip-side of the argument would be that why should he still get away with her money just because they broke up?! Which i also understand. Difficult one to call really. Thanks for posting though! :)