Friend's parents invested money in friend's DH's business. DH's business partner was friend's brother. So parents were investing in son and son-in-law's business.
Business went bust.
They want half their investent back from friend's DH and other half from their son.
Unfortunately friend's DH doesn't earn much at the moment so my poor friend is struggling to pay her parent's the money every month (even though she was TOTALLY against the idea of them investing the money in the first place as the business was a very risky one to start in a recession and her brother has a crap reputation money and business wise. She even begged her DH not to go into the venture but her DH did it anyway...). They know my friend is paying it and not her DH.
Also, isn't an "investment" just that? If it goes wrong, then tough shite? You made a bad investment, you can't then pursue the owners of the business personally for the money???? I'm sure if the business had done well they would have expected a good return on their money... isn't that the risk?
I just feel angry when she says she cannot come to things as she is struggling etc. But if she even tries to broach it with her parents she just gets told how they (her DH and brother) and ruined them etc etc etc.