Can you claim back debt from an ex-partner that is over five years old? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Can you claim back debt from an ex-partner that is over five years old?
Hi All Looking for some advice re small claims court. I have approx 13k worth a debt left to me by an ex partner over the duration of 10 years. The accounts are all in my name. I have WhatsApp conversations dating back over the years where he confirms he owes me the money for holidays taken which he’s never paid back. There were also my Barclaycard and PayPal accounts which he used frequently to bet and run up debt on. Even though these accounts would be over 5 years old. Im wondering if I could get the statements as I’m sure many of the transactions may have had his name on the delivery address? Does anyone know if I have a leg to stand on in being able to claim any of this money back from? Or is it incredibly unlikely? I’m not sure what level of proof or detail I would need to have a case. Thanks! Cassie

Elaine Milan

12th April 2022

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Top Answer
NQ You have six years. The WA are his acknowledgement s of the debt. They are good for you in court. Type up a list of the loan providers, amounts, date started, repayments made by you, and repayments made by him to you. Google MCOL

Rogelio Hawkins

13th April 2022

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Nq if the debts are in your name you are liable unless it’s reported as fraud if any are over 6 years old and no acknowledgment has been made in six years then depending on the debt it could be statute barred. If there is any agreement that he will pay back then you could file a small claim however they could argue the 6 year statute barred as well. I would suggest you speak with a money adviser for debt advice as there maybe other ways to clear the debts

Marilyn Valentine

13th April 2022

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NQ CAB, and RCJ help desk for LIPs, will both help you file an MCOL claim against him

Rogelio Hawkins

13th April 2022

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