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I have been married for only 3 weeks and me and my spouse had a major argument one night recently and he physically harmed me. He then took his personal belongings and left. Before he left he threatened me that if I didn't give him back the ring right then that he would harm me. The next I filed a police report against him about what happened (with photographs of the bruises) but didn't press charges. If I hire a lawyer and file for divorce do I have a case for getting the ring back? What happens if he sells the ring before we go to court? Should I get the police involved to try and recoup the ring since a police report has been filed? What should I do next? Btw, there are no assets to divide up and there are no children involved. The house is in my name.

Jan Houston, Texas
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Legal
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I am very sorry to hear of your dilemma, Jan.

 

Since you did get married, the ring was a gift to you and you are entitled to keep it. It would be a family law matter and the police are not likely to get involved since technically you cannot steal from your spouse.

 

It will depend on the value of the ring whether it will be worth it to pursue its return or a judgment for the value of the ring through divorce proceedings. If it is not worth that much you could spend more in attorneys fees seeking to recover it.

 

 

Best regards XXXXX XXXXX

Tina

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