Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Break Up?

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Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Break Up?

When an engagement is broken, a common dispute arises as to who keeps the ring. In that case, one partner may have given the other an engagement ring. Since these can be worth a lot of money, it can lead to a dispute over who gets to keep it after the break up. The answer to this depends on the rules for that particular jurisdiction. It depends on whether they treat the ring as a:

What If the Parties Can’t Settle the Dispute?

In some cases, the parties may be able to settle on their own the question of who gets to he keep their ring. For instance, they may be able to work out some sort of property agreement, or they may attend some mediation or negotiation sessions outside of court. However, if this type of resolution is not possible, the parties may need to file a claim in court.

From there, the judge will examine the evidence to determine the disposition of the ring. This may require some analysis of factors such as the length of the relationship, the cost of the ring, and whether the ring was unique or irreplaceable (such as the case where the ring is a family heirloom). In some cases, the issue of the engagement ring is only part of a broader determination of the unmarried couple’s property rights.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help Resolving an Engagement Ring Dispute?

Engagement rings can often be worth much financially and can also have a sentimental value in some cases. You may need to hire a qualified lawyer if you have a dispute involving engagement rings or other property in a pre-marital setting. Your attorney can represent you in court and can help ensure that your interests are protected.

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Last Modified: 01-06-2014 03:43 PM PST

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