I invested over $300,000 in a property in Baja Mexico, with a now ex boyfriend. Do I have any legal recourse to get my money back?

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I invested over $300,000 in a property in Baja Mexico, with a now ex boyfriend. Do I have any legal recourse to get my money back?

Asked on June 4, 2009 under Real Estate Law, California

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J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Your first problem is that you will need to follow whatever the laws are in Mexico for such an investment. In short I will say that the biggest obstacle will be determining your right to the property or your percentage. As i do not have specifics I would advise you to speak with a local real estate attorney who may be able to help or at least point you in the right direction.

The issues are whether the property is in your name joint or his name. If in your name that will help a lot. Also look through your finances see if you can show a money trail proving it was your personal money being invested. These are the two main obstacles. Other than that it depends on the laws of the area


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