My question involves collection proceedings in the State ofNew York
about 8 or 9 years ago, I went through a divorce, which had me unable to pay bills. I owned a corporation. My accountant did the business accounting and my personal. He would bill the business for business work, and me personally for my own. Matters pertaining to the divorce were probably billed to me. I paid as much as a could towards work for my divorce. I am guessing 10K of 20k bill.
I stopped using him when I no longer could keep up paying. Many months later, the corporation folded with no assets.
I started using him again last year with the understanding I would pay for current work as he did it. He knew that at some point I would inherit money, and I had said at the time I stopped using him that I could hopefully have money in the future to pay the old bill.
Now that I inherited money, he says I owe him about 75,000. I had remembered about 10k for personal work. I told him it was wrong for him to spring this on me, and that I thought he was adding corporation debt. Apparently he was also charging interest. He said he had been sending bills every month and that none had been returned. when he looked up where he was sending them, the address was very wrong.
Am I obligated to pay personal and business debt with interest when I never received bills in at least 6 years? He is trying to say he billed my business with in invoice saying my name and DBA the corporation. That is absolutely not true.
I am afraid he is going to just correct the address in his computer so that he can lie in court, if he sues me.
How do I prove he sent them to the wrong address, since I have no letters with the wrong address?
I am fine with paying the 10k original bill, but I had thought he had just put it aside, not adding interest. He "was" a close friend.