I have borrowed some money for my daughter's friend from a lone company. And she said she would pay the money back, but

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Customer: I have borrowed some money for my daughter's friend from a lone company. And she said she would pay the money back, but like a month ago I paid the bill. What is my chances to get that money back from her, because I need it. We just had a verbal agreement
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I'm staying in Hastings, Hawks bay, but sheis is staying in Nelson
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: This is the first
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Customer: That's is, and thanks
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please wait while I read the question so I can make the most useful response.

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You can bring a claim against someone on a verbal agreement. If you borrowed the money and then passed it on to your daughter's friend, on the understanding that she would pay the loan, but failed to do so, so that you were forced to pay, then you can claim against her. If she is disputing the debt you can bring a claim in the disputes tribunal provided this is under $30,000

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$3,925.33, the exact amount that I paid back
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Does your daughters friend dispute liability?

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ok so what do you need from me to do this
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https://www.disputestribunal.govt.nz/how-to-make-a-claim/

That is the link for the disputes tribunal, where you can go online and make a claim. You don't need a lawyer, and lawyers cannot appear. When you make the claim, she will need to come to the hearing and explain why she doesn't want to pay

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I hope this helps

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