My 93 year old uncle gave me his deceased wife’s ring That he had made for her years ago. He has had it stored for 6 years and two days prior to his death in front of another person,,, his care giver... he gave it to me now everyone wants it
A gift is a gratuitous transfer of personal property from one person to another with donative intent. As long as the giver was competent to form the requisite intent and knew what he was doing, the recipient acquires the right of ownership of the property.
A gift given during someone's lifetime means that the person no longer owns it and cannot gift it to someone else in the will. If you can prove the gift and that the person who gave it to you was competent when they did so, the ring is yours.
The above information is general in nature. In order to obtain more specific legal advice upon which to base your important decisions, you should consult with an attorney in person and retain one of your choosing. Robert M. Gardner, Jr. Gardner Law Firm
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