My question involves small claims court in the state of: MI
We purchased a vehicle from my father in law in 2004. Title was signed over to us and we thought that was it. After a falling out with him in 2010, we got papers stating we owe him $3000.00 (Max ammount in MI) and had stopped paying him for the vehicle.
Were assuming its about the vehicle in question because the the only reason stated on the affidavit and claim form is "stop making payment".
My first question is that "stop making payments" pretty vague? doesnt he at least need to tell us what we stopped making payments on. Wouldnt the judge just throw it out based on that alone?
Next we purchased his home from him in July 2010. Prior to that we were making rent payments, property taxs and repairs. We paid him by transfering funds from one bank account to another.
Could we countersue him in small claims court for these costs? perhaps not the rent but the repairs and property taxs that we paid?
Last question if he claims we owe him money, doesnt he at least have to have some paperwork stating we promised to pay him 'X' for item 'Y'. I mean people could give things away then claim there owed money for them.
Thank you in advance for any advice and help. If I left out anything important fact wise let me know I will do my best to fill in the deatails.