What are my rights if y ex-boyfriend gave me a professional camera for my birthday last month but we just broke up and now he wants it back?

I have texts that prove right around my birthday that he calls it “my camera” and that I should pick it up. Can he sue me for its return when it was clearly a gift?

Asked on October 3, 2014 under Business Law, Virginia


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

He can sue you but he will not get the camera back.  Gifts belong to their recipient.  If you can prove it was a gift, you will win if he sues you.

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