How do I safely lend money to a family members? I have lent thousands of dollars before to a family members and never saw it again. Another family member is having problems and I want to help by giving a zero-interest loan, but how can I do this safely?
I was told by someone that if I write up a contract (e.g. using something like this as a template) the courts will not honor it as a contract because it is between family members.
How can you safely lend to family members?