I just broke up with my girlfriend of 2 years. She is understandably upset and angry about it because I broke up with her due to her getting violent when drinking and she has no intentions of being sober so to deflect on things she told me she's going to sue me to give back the gifts or the money value of items that she has given me over the past two years. For example, she wants me to give her back a Samsung Notebook, and acoustic guitar, money for tickets she spent to a concert that we went to comma and a DJ soundboard. These are all gifts mainly given on our anniversary and birthdays or just random through out our time together. She says she needs those items back to afford paying bills in the summer because she's a teacher and doesn't work in the summer. She's also saying that if I don't give her that and then she may sue me for half the rent over the past two years even though I live at my parents house. I have given her money to help her out with rent bills and groceries in the past but the apartment and bills are all hers. She is obviously just bitter since I broke up with her. Does a lawsuit like this stand any chance?
Such a lawsuit would likely be dismissed. And you get back the ring.
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I agree with Mr. Popovich. Most likely, a lawsuit like this would be dismissed. Gifts are considered just that-gifts. Even if there was an agreement to support each other, those generally need to be in writing to be enforced. It sounds like she is just upset. You should be aware, however, that if her behavior becomes harassing or menacing, you might have additional rights under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.
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You cannot get gifts back. The court would definitely dismiss that claim.
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