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My daughter just received a summons from her ex-fiance : not
Hi, my daughter just received a summons from her ex-fianceJA: The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: not yetJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: They were living together and had a legal domestic partnership in NY. He called off the wedding 4 months before it was to have taken place. We, as her parents, asked him to reimburse us for the lost deposits for the wedding ceremony. He said he didn't think he had to reimburse us because she had the ring. He sent a certified letter about 5 months ago terminating the domestic partnership and asking for the ring to be returned. My daughter did not respond. Now she received a summons.JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: New YorkJA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: That's pretty much itJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My fiancé called off our engagement. He proposed at Christmas
My fiancé called off our engagement. He proposed at Christmas and started living with me for a few months afterwards. During that time I asked for no help financially from him. Do I have to return the ring? I feel like since it was the only gift I received at Christmas, the ring would be considered a gift. And also, the fact I let him stay with me for a couple of months and did not ask for anything in return. We had gone to only one session of couples counseling and I was willing to continue to try to make it work. Since he called it quits and decided to give up, am I required to return the ring? We both reside in Alabama.
My friend XXXXX XXXXXved with a woman for 24 years. She ordered
My friend XXXXX XXXXXved with a woman for 24 years. She ordered him to leave 4 years ago. She still has her engagement ring and furniture etc which was handed down from his family, which he wants back. She has flatly refused. What is his next step?
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Does a marriage engagement constitute a contract? My ex fiance
Does a marriage engagement constitute a contract? My ex fiance and I bought a house together. He broke up with me and I would like him to move out of our house. I have made all of the mortgage payments, but he says it is his house too. Do I have any grounds to make him move out?
I lived with a man for over 8 months. I gave up two jobs and
I lived with a man for over 8 months. I gave up two jobs and almost let my house go into foreclosure due to the promises of marriage. He told people we were getting married, gave me a ring, etc He then changed his mind and broke it off with me. I lost thousands of dollars in income. We had a verbal agreement and he did tell friends. I can verify that I quit jobs because I was moving. Is there anyway I can get the money I lost back?
Our son planned to wed a Tarrytown, NY girl on May 25, 2012.
Our son planned to wed a Tarrytown, NY girl on May 25, 2012. We made the offer to the bride's family to pay half of the expenses for the wedding. The deposits amounted to $12,000 per family, which is not refundable. Our son called off the wedding on APril 13, 2012. Now the bride's family is asking us to reimburse them for all of their half of the expenses. Is there any obligation on our part to reimburse them?Also, is there any obligation on the bride's part to return the engagement ring?Thank you for any help you can give us.
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The following is provided to you as background history. I am waiting for an answer from a Family Law attorney. My own attorney here tells me that I don't have much of a case, since the whole "breach of contract," is within a broken engagement and there isn't a penalty for failure to marry. If I can't get her to pay for the bands as promised, then she needs to pay an emotional price. I want to push the legal limit, without having to spend thousands more than I already have to defend myself for privacy violations or disclosure of personal and private information. I have posted the following short video that I made a few months before it all fell apart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uycGOIQ9aPI If I was to have her daughters go to this on a Facebook page the inference made by all the pictures of us together would accomplish my goal. By having this video and voicemails that she left for me promising love and commitment on a Facebook page, would this in itself violate any law? I divorced my wife in 2003 to have a relationship with future marriage in mind to a woman who was also married. She filed, but never finalized her divorce. However, we continued to have an intimate relationship for over eight years. She kept promising me that we would be together, as soon as her work or family crisis had ended. I bought her a 2 carat diamond ring in 2009, at $14,000 to move her along. The ring arrived with the wrong size band and was sent back. She commented that she needed a larger stone on the next ring. This time she totally designed the band in platinum with pave diamonds on all three sides of both bands. The price was $11,800 for the bands. The 3 carat diamond was now $27,000. The total price for both was $39,800. I gladly paid this amount with the understanding that if I did this in this economy and after all these years, then we were a done deal. She readily agreed. the ring was custom made for her and we set a date to be together of my birthday in Oct 2010. When the day arrived, she lacked the courage to follow through, or as the counselor has said, she lacked the substance and character. I ask her to make me whole on the ring that she designed by marketing the ring and making up the difference. She agreed to this, but after six weeks, she hadn't done anything. She then said that she would pay for the setting and I have this comment on a saved voice mail. We were going to meet at her lawyers to finalize our agreement. She didn't make our appointment, but went by herself. Her lawyer told her that since this was part of a broken engagement, she had no obligation to honor her promise to me. I next received a snarly letter from her attorney, threatening legal action, of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress if I had any further contact with her. During these eight years, I put my life on hold waiting for her. I not only purchased the ring of her dreams, but bought a home that she picked out as our future marital home, sold three vehicles and bought a new Cadillac for her use, once she arrived. She has met my children and siblings. We presented ourselves as a couple to my friends and the public. My mother would ask me every week when we were going to put it together. In my family, she was not a secret, but in hers, I was. I hired a lawyer and he sent her a letter that she pay for the band, like she promised to do. Her attorney wrote back that her and her husband had no intention of paying for that part of the ring. We have now filed a notice to dipose her in order to either embaress,humiliate her into settling or providing the grounds for "breach of contract" for a future suit. My attorney has advised me that it will cost me more than I can ever hope to recover. I have just found out that a judge will have to hear our petition and approve out request before we can dipose her. My question is this, I have paid such an enormous price, both emotionally and financially and it appears to me that she waltzes off, without a care. Since my family knew about our relationship for eight years, why can't I tell her family. My neighbors knew about us, why can't hers? My friends knew of us, why can't hers? If I was to "out," her to her family and friends, I have been advised from another attorney that I can be successfully sued for invasion of privacy, false light and public disclosure of private facts. I would be providing confidential information to her husband and family. What is your opinion? I have also been advised that I can inform her family and friends of my legal proceedings against her and the cause for it. How can I provide this information without communicating the facts directly that wouldn't infer invasion of privacy and false light, etc?