If she now lives in Switzerland and I am in Singapore, is there a way for me to legally require her to return the ring back to me? She broke the engagement.
Hello, if you have her address in Switzerland and if the law in Switzerland is like the law in France, then you will need to get a lawyer in Switzerland to file a law suit against her in Switzerland requesting that she rreturn the ring back. You will have to file a law suit in the city country where she is living (and a resident). But before filing before a court, you should send a registered letter to her requesting that she return the ring. This will show the the court that you tried to settle the matter amicably and that you had no othe choicer but to take the matter to the court of juisdiction.
The fact that ou are not in the same country complicates things.
The fact that you are not in the same country complicates things.
Hello, Please keep in mind that I am a French law expert, not an expert on the law in Switzerland or Singapore. The reason I wrote that the matter will be complicated is because you two are not in the same country. You will have to go through the legal system of a foreign country and the procedures and requirements can be complicated being that you are not in the countries.
Complication does not mean it will be impossible.
The clear method is first to write a registered letter to you ex-fiancée requesting her to return the ring.
If she does not return the ring, then you must take the matter to court.
She can say she lost it or it was stolen.
I read you conversation with the expert named Valcke http://www.justanswer.com/french-law/6mfkb-law-france-pertaining-engagement-rings.html
I am a lawyer in France. You did not request Valcke in the beginning, this is why I answered your question.
I read your conversation with the expert Valcke (at http://www.justanswer.com/french-law/6mfkb-law-france-pertaining-engagement-rings.html) to get your background information before answering your question.
You trying to get your ring back is a civil matter (not a criminal matter), this means that you firts must send her a registered letter requesting her to return the ring.
You can initiate the case in France, if she has an address in France and you have that address. If she no longer has an address in France you wil have to take the matter to the court of jurisdiction in the country where she is living.
You need to show proof that you requested the return of the ring. Again if she says she lost it or tht it was stolen, you must have a plan B.
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I am here to answer your first question.
You are asking a lot of questions.
I would like to help you mor. before I can go on you must rate my answer to your first question then start another page.
You must first send a registered letter (something that she will sign when she receives it).
If you do not get the desired results, then you must take the matter to the court of jurisdiction.
I can n ot give you advice. You are asking for advice.
n order for me to counsel someone, I would need to see him/her (in person or on the phone), see all his/her documents, and establish a formal attorney client relation.
It is against the Just answer policy to give advice. Your question was :
"is there a way for me to legally require her to return the ring back to me?
I am explaining the legal way to try and get your ring back.
Any questions regarding a plan and the jurisdiction must be discussed with a lawyer in a formal consultation. After seeing all your documents, the lawyer will tell you if he/she can initiate a court action in France.
If you decide to appoint a French lawyer, that lawyer will come up with a strategy for your after talking with your and reveiwing your documents.
You do not have to be in France.
You do not have to be in France to appoint a French lawyer. You can do this by phone or email.
However, I can not tell you personnally need a French lawyer or a lawyer from Switzerland. What I can say is that if your ex-fiancée has an address in France as is a resident of France, then your lawyer will be able to initiate he case in France. You and your lawyer will have to talk about plans B and even C.
However, I can not tell you personnally if you need a French lawyer or a lawyer from Switzerland. What I can say is that if your ex-fiancée has an address in France and she is a resident of France, then your lawyer will be able to initiate he case in France. You and your lawyer will have to talk about plans B and even C.
Again, I am here to answer your initial question : "is there a way for me to legally require her to return the ring back to me?"
I informed you of the legal ways.
You are quite welcome.
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