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My ex-fiance and I broke up a year ago this month. Originally he had told me to keep the rings and that he wanted nothing from me, but has recently changed his mind. We bought the rings together, we both signed for them and we made payments together. A few months later he took out a loan, entirely in his name against my wishes, and paid the rings off completely with the loan, which (I believe) legally freed me of any contractual debt to the rings. Now he is having trouble paying off the loan and is coming to me for money to help. I never wear the rings so I told him that he can have them back and sell them for money to pay off his loan. This apparently is not good enough for him. He wants money, not the rings. He says the only way he will accept the rings is if I get them appraised to prove that they are currently worth at least $1000 still. Otherwise, he says he is going to take me to court for 50% of the loan and then if I lose I'd have to pay the court fees. I am wondering what his chances of winning this are, if I am completely willing to give him back the rings, and if I am even under obligation to give back the rings or money at all since the loan was, in its entirety, in his name. I feel that, at the very least, I should not have to have to pay for them to be appraised, and since we were never bound by marriage, what are my obligations should a guy show up at my door with a summons?
Granted, he may not take it that far, but I want to be prepared just in case as he has been threatening to take such measures.
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated; I don't have the ability to seek out actual legal counsel and don't even know that it'll be necessary.