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My son is divorcing in WV, a community property state. The

My son is divorcing in WV, a community property state. The soon to be ex-wife wants to keep the engagement ring, no doubt to sell it. However, center diamond is a family diamond. I gave my son the diamond in good faith, expecting it to stay in our family. Who rightfully owns the diamond?

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Gerald-Esquire

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I am asking for a friend in New York. She has a mahr

Hi, I am asking for a friend in New York. She has a mahr agreement for jewlery in the form of $10000 immediate, and $10000 cash deferred. She also has an engagement ring. She was only married for 6 months and is seeking divorce on account of irretrievable breakdown. She is wondering whether to have her husband sign a settlement agreement to divide the property, or just attach the mahr agreement when filing for divorce. If she is to create a settlement agreement, what should it include?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Lucy, Esq.

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My fiancé called off our engagement of 8 months. He wants

My fiancé called off our engagement of 8 months. He wants the engagement ring back. I had no fault in the ending of our engagement, he is with someone new. Do I have to return the ring? The wedding was to be in six weeks, he has not paid anything towards preparing for the event and I am stuck with the wedding expenses.

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LegalGems

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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.

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Roger

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Help! My husband and I are in the middle of a divorce. We

Help! My husband and I are in the middle of a divorce. We did our decree online and submitted it (though it isn't final yet). In the decree, the only item mentioned that was our family vehicle. It also states that he is to transfer a particular amount of money to me. Before we got married, he purchased scuba equipment for himself and for me. All of my equipment was purchased with me in mind (color, size, etc). Now that we're getting divorced, he wants it back and is withholding the payment until I give him the equipment. Wouldn't these items be considered a gift from him to me and therefore he wouldn't be entitled to any of it? Funds are tight so I don't want to take him to court and end up having to pay his attorney's fees as well as mine.

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Lucy, Esq.

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Engagement ring will not be returned by the ex fiance'

Engagement ring will not be returned by the ex fiance' she is claiming it was a gift. We are residents of the state of Georgia. The engagement was not done on any significant holiday and therefore was a contractual gift which she did not fulfill. Will I get the ring back?Also she has taken my car and will not give it back, she currently has temporary use of the vehicle. The car is registered in my name only, the auto loan is in my name only. She is claiming the car was hers and that she made all of the payments. I have automatic payments to the lender so that is not even possible. Will I get the car back?

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Barrister

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I am getting a divorce (or annulment, my ex filed). I have

Hi I am getting a divorce (or annulment, my ex filed). I have my wedding rings but he wants them back. There is debt owed on them, but at least the engagement ring was given to me before the marriage. Can he take it back?JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. She has told me two different things and unfortunately I don't know my best interests are being kept.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: Initially she said the ring was mine, that the debt is "his problem". Now, she is saying they are not an asset bc they are not paid for.JA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Just if there is a difference with this with a divorce vs annulment. The marriage lasted one month. We dated for one month, engaged for one month, married one month and now separated one month.JA: 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.

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MIAMILAW1127

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Unmarried couple with minor child. She has already moved out

Unmarried couple with minor child. She has already moved out of state and we have a temporary custody hearing in 2 weeks. Can she move out of state? If joint custody is determined must she then move back or give up some of her custody rights?

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AttyHeather

Attorney

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The voluntary dismissal of a TPO without prejudice. Will

The voluntary dismissal of a TPO without prejudice. Will this look bad in the eyes of the judge to why it would be dropped?JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: My ex fiancée left the house with my car and our child. She filed a TPO saying she was in fear of her and the child's life and when we went to the TPO hearing she voluntary dropped it as I had eyewitness testimony there with me Will it look bad on her when we go to court for the custody hearing that she filed a TPO just to be able to take the child away fromJA: OK got it. Last thing — Criminal Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.Customer: Me

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Lucy, Esq.

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