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Court on Friday

July 22nd, 2008 at 06:58 am

A few years ago I decided to sign my son up for karate classes. Since I had a huge tax refund coming to me, I felt really rich, and decided pay 1/2 the contract when I received my refund. Well I signed the paperwork and was to start in a month from then. Well reality set in and I realized I really couldn't afford to pay $160 a month for classes. I didn't cancel the "contract" properly and now 3 years later the karate place wants $5,000 from me. Colorado law is that any contract needs to be cancelled within 72 hours from the signing date. My son never took one class, but I'm held accountable for my signature of the contract. I asked to have a trial and talk to the judge so I can try to ask for relief of this debt. I don't really know what to expect.

3 Responses to “Court on Friday”

  1. momcents Says:


    Did they send you anything in the mail to try to collect money from you? Did you write any letters? Good luck! There was another poster on here not that long ago and she was in court about her daughter's dance classes. Let us know. And if I were you I would bring in documentation to your living situation (salary paycheck, rental contract specifying rent paid). And if this happened while you were married, I would let your ex know he should be responsible for 1/2 of whatever you have to pay and let him worry about it too.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    Good Luck.

    It sounds pretty unreasonable to expect $5k because you canceled a contract. Yeesh! Hopefully the judge agrees.

  3. saj Says:

    I signed up with consumer credit counseling service to consolidate other debts along with theirs, and they wouldn't take the small payments offered.

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