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Dear JACUSTOMER - Since you were not married or in any type of a legal relationship you have no protection under the domestic relations laws. So you are basically two individuals with no written agreements to anything and all you have a right to is your personal property. The only way to retrieve property that belongs to you that someone else is holding is to file a suit in replevin in the local court. You can sue for a court order to have the items returned and, in the alternative, for the value of the items.
Once you file a suit she will either have to defend the suit or turn over the property. It is the only legal way to recover property that belongs to you from someone else who will not voluntarily give it up.