Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : How much did you borrow and how much is outstanding please?
Alex Watts : Note I can help you with the debt side but not the family law aspect of this matter if that is ok ?
I borrowed £700 and £700 is still outstanding
Alex Watts : If the child is under 18 they can't consent in law.
Alex Watts : They can not enter into contracts, they do not have capacity
Alex Watts : Therefore even though the child agreed, they do not have capacity to do so.
Alex Watts : Therefore your son is unable to make a contract and loan you the money as such, because he can not make his own decisions by law.
Alex Watts : You should make some sort of arrangement to pay it back because sadly your son does not in the eyes of the law have the ability to agree.
Alex Watts : I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes please if I'am prevented from taking my son on holiday by his Mum this evening will I be able to offset that cost against what I owe £565.60 in total I know it sounds a bit mean but legally as I'm led to believe she cannot prevent me from seeing him but can she legally prevent him from being taken out of the country were going to Majorca I have supplied her with the necessary contact details in case of emergency
Alex Watts : I can't help with family law as that is not my area, as I initially outlined, I an tell you about civil law relating to the debt
Alex Watts : But you won't be able to offset the cost as you are making a deduction from a minor.
Alex Watts : You can't do that sadly
Thank you no problem you have been very helpful
Alex Watts : Great, all the best with this.
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