Campbell v. Robinson: The end of an engagement brought to fore a dispute about the engagement ring. The matter raised the jury issue as to the ownership.
By Laura Morgan, Family Law Consultant
Donor brought action against donee seeking the return of engagement ring following the termination of their engagement. Conflicting evidence as to whether the donor’s gift of engagement ring was conditioned upon marriage raised jury issue as to ring’s ownership on donor’s claims for a declaratory judgment that he owned the ring and claim and delivery of the ring.
Laura Morgan is a Family Law Consultant. Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her Web site.
There is no doubt that going through a divorce is a difficult process. It wears individuals down financially, emotionally, and physically. A common area of contention in divorce is the very symbol of the marriage itself: the engagement ring. This is understandable, as what was once a symbol of the excitement of what the future may hold now becomes a painful reminder of the past.