My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
2007 my ex-boyfriend and I purchased property. He paid the most for the property and I contributed a small amount. There is no agreement that I owed him any money towards the purchase. He said it was a gift. We broke up in 2008 he left for Australia. Now he has hired an attorney here in Calif. to sue me for the property or to pay him for the value of the property or partition. He is still in Australia but he sued me in state court. I doubt he can return to the U.S. because he was brought over to marry someone in 2007, he married and 2 weeks later got divorced. Not sure but his visa may have been revoked back then. Shouldn't he have sued in Federal Court? And without a written agreement to pay him what right does he have to sue me to pay him for a gift? Also, there is a court document dated Feb. 8 and the court states the that the plaintiff had only 60 days to serve the respondent. I was not served until April 27th, more than 60 days and I was easy to find I lived at the same address since 1997.