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Thank you for using Just Answer.So I can better assist you, I need to make sure I understand correctly. When you're talking about gifts or other items, are you talking about items you gave that you owe money on?
Thank you for your reply.As far as the money she claims she owes you, if the items were given as a gift, she cannot now claim you owe a debt that must be paid back to her. The same would be true of gifts, such as Christmas gifts, you may have given her, or the door you put on her house if you gave it to her as a gift. You cannot seek repayment. The exception for both of you would be if you had some type of agreement that either of you would pay back the other. For example, if she had an email from you where you tell her "Thank you for paying the lease termination fee, I'll pay you back $500 a month for the next 3 months" then it could be argued you have a contract for repayment.An engagement ring is seen as a "conditional gift" given on the premise that a person will marry you. When that doesn't happen, the ring should be returned under Pennsylvania law, but that was already done. Beyond that, there is no legal premise I have come across under Pennsylvania law that says you'd be entitled to additional damages for her breaking off the engagement.
Could you bring up these things at a hearing? Yes, but what I think will ultimately happen is the court is going to point out that really, you both gave one another gifts as couples do, and neither one of you can recover against the other for items given in good will with no intent to repay.
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