Whose ring is it anyway?
Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:33 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:03 PM
| Originally Posted by Jamaica0619 |
My FI actually was engaged before...and it was called off (obviously). This was before I even met him. His ex actually really wanted to keep the ring and paid him some money towards it. However, she never paid him the rest of the money. So, early in our relationship he actually got in touch with a lawyer to try to sort out the issue. He had tried to deal with her directly, but she ignored him for months. Based on communications between his lawyer and his ex...we found out that the ring should be given back to the guy unless it is the a heirloom ring from the bride's family or if it was paid for by the bride (not likely). If the guy purchased the ring, it should be returned to him, unless he sells it to the girl. It is part of a contract to marry, and that contract has been broken. However, if the ring is given on a holiday (e.g., Christmas, Valentine's Day) or a birthday, it is construed as a gift and she can keep the ring.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:52 PM
| Originally Posted by inunez |
haha, i have this conversation with my FI all the time. he also gave me my ring on the night of my birthday and I told him that because of that i get to keep it. But he was actually "smart' about the whole thing...he gave me a pair of yellow stud earrings as the "gift" and then proposed. so i guess i did not luck out!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:13 PM
ETA: I would give it back anyways!!!! My first marriage we kept our rings. With the placed we purchased the rings you can get something else double the value So diamond earrings are in my future
Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:09 PM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:19 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:25 PM
It depends on what state you live in and when you were given the ring. Ownership of personal property is determined by state law, either the state the ring was given in or the state that he sues to get it back in. Most states will make you give it back.
That being said, if you got the ring around a holiday (such as Christmas, your birthday) or any other special day (like your year anniversary etc) states are almost uniformly in agreement that that sucker is yours!
Ugh, I just realized I'm really a nerd and that was way more info than anyone ever wanted
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:14 AM
The exceptions are only if the ring was purchased by the woman for herself, or if the ring was already owned by the woman (heirloom or such).
A lady got an engagement ring as a gift for Christmas and wanted to keep it when she called it off. The man sued and won. So that's when they created the law. It was big news down here for weeks.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:19 AM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:27 AM
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