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Hello my name is Ross and I can help with this matte.
Thank you, sadly, there is no legal authority where you can basically go behind your wives back. Also if you think about it, even if there was and your wife found out that you have put a legal enforcement to stop the parents from coming to your home, how do you think that would end? I think what you need to do is look at mediation between your wife and yourself. Believe me when I tell yo that I am entirely sympathetic to this problem, but there isn't anything you can "legally" do to stop people from acting the way they are unless those acts are illegal. Mediation services are available in most areas and are really a fantastic way to resolve disputes. I cannot give legal advice on this as there is none to give but I would advise approaching the matte with caution and make you wife away that you are concerned, not about her parents behaviour but about your relationship. Always address the treat of the positive rather than attacking the negative in any matter and you will be able to achieve a more agreeable approach.
What you will have to do is raise a small claims action against your ex partner. You can do this yourself and for this sum of money I would not advise instructing a lawyer. You can google this and do it online easily. As it was 2018 you are still within the time limits to are a claim (3 years). Just raise the action and explain why you are asking for the money. You will b table to show the payment to your ex because it was a check. Their only defence is that it was a gift however, as long as you show that this was not the intention then you wont have any issues proving your case. These disputes happen all the time and the judges are well aware of them. I don't think you will have any issues getting a judgment in your favour the only issue you may have is physically getting the money back. However sometimes the threat of legal action is enough to get them to return the payment.
I hope this information has helped.
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