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I have a question. My ex boyfriend was a authorize user on

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Hello, I have a question. My ex boyfriend was a authorize user on my credit card account. We bought music equipment and he use his card to pay. The equipment was my investment for him to use. Now he claims that he pays with the card that has his name on it, so the equipment is his! is it true? I still did pay for it? it was my money invested.
JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?
Customer: Thank you for clarifying cause I am confuse whose technically is the owner of the equiment New york. We are not resident though. I live here under a visa and he is visiting the equipment was bought last year and the argument starts now!
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no, he wants me to give him the equipment but I refuse because I paid for it and it was not a gift!
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times.

Just cause he bought the items using your account does not automatically give you the ownership of the items. He can claim that it was a gift. Even if he does not claim that it was a gift, anything he purchases as an authorized user is presumed to be his.

The way to break that presumption is to go to Court (you'd have to file), and argue that there was an agreement that the items would be yours. You'd ha

ave to prove that there was such an agreement by a preponderance of the evidence (i.e. 51% or over), so some kind of proof would be needed besides simply your word.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Okay thanks!

You are very welcome. Good luck, and please don't forget to RATE my answer with three or more stars and then click FINISH to submit that rating – it is the only way I get credit for my time with you – or, please use the SEND button to keep on chatting – I want you to be satisfied.

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