WA Is it worth suing to recover a debt?

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Jess1982

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Hello,

A real estate agent has been owing my sister a large amount of money for several years now. It was part of a property investment. Basically there was a subdivision and he was meant to pay her the money back. There is a contract stating this. He paid her back a very small sum of the money and kept finding excuses why he can't pay more at the moment. It doesn't look like he will pay the money back. Is it worth pursuing this or could the lawyer and court cost be so high that even if she can recover the money, it will only cover trial fees?
 

Tim W

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No way to answer this without knowing the details.
You sister will need to see a lawyer, who will give her properly considered, case specific advice.