£15,000 and i seem to have lost the linc to just answer - will you still forward an email reply to me - if not how do i link up again
U get an email with every reply. Please confirm the gift was 7 years ago. How was it made?
Is yr sister aware and OK with the gift?
the gift was 6 half years ago and yes my sister knows about it is ok with it and it was made by cheque.
It is looking better.
Was the cheque signed by mum? You dont have copy by any chance?
Were you a signatory on her bank acct?
i do not have a copy of the cheque but yes it was signed by mum.
No i was not a signatory on her bank account.
In which case, it is not £15,000 that your brother is in dispute over it is£5000 because £5000 is his one third share of the money because the other two£5000 (had it still billing your mother's account) would go one to each of youand your sister.
On these facts, I would tell your brother to bring it on. He is going to havetwo come up with some proof, you coerced mother into signing a cheque, and heis going to have to come up with proof from six years ago, which is going to bevirtually impossible.
If he was asking me the question I would tell him that whilst he may (ormay not) have a legitimate complaint, this is one that I would not be going tocourt on unless he wanted to spend a lot of time and possibly money on it witha substantial chance of losing.
From your point of view, you have nothing to hide. It was six years ago andyou have no money, since from your mother's account I assume. People who committhis kind of alleged theft/fraud tend to do so on several occasions over aperiod of years and not one isolated incident six years ago.
Even if he did decide to go to court, the matter is decided on the balanceof probabilities, so the court only has to find 51% in your favour, and heloses.
At this stage the evidence is in your favour.
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really sorry I pressed the rated thing without choosing excellent.
will try again
thankyou so much. i have not received any money gifts off mum since except for usual xmas and birthdays and not large amounts. It was a one off gift which my Dad asked her to make to us. .
Rating sorted now. OK is positive so I get paid.
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