Q: My ex says she is going to take me to court for the gifts she gave me. She thinks I should have to pay for them.
8 month relationship that was physically abusive (her towards me) and verbally abusive her to me. She got a credit card and we got an engagement ring for her. It’s under her name. Her care credit card was used to pay for a dogs vet visit. And an Amex card that had my name on it as an authorized user. The last purchases made were paid for. She then bought under her Amex me a pair of work boots and 3 pairs of work pants. She still has all of my belongings (clothes, tv, computer, my mothers tools I got after she passed away and my wiener dog). She states when I left I took all my belongings and the rest is hers. Now she wants me to pay for the ring, credit cards and a car that is in her sons name and nothing was signed but I did make payments on it. It’s completely under his name. Is there any legal way she can get me to pay for all of this? Or even take me to court?
She can sue you for whatever she thinks you owe her, and you can file a counterclaim for what you think she owes, and then a judge can sort it all out. You could hire a civil attorney to increase the chances that you'll win but it would probably be faster, cheaper, and less heart-wrenching to simply replace your lost items with new ones and block her on all platforms.
If she continues to threaten you or your property then you can apply for a dating violence protective order at your local prosecutor's office.
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