This woman said she will not return the ring until the man pays her cell phone bill which he does not owe, it's her cell phone. She also wants him to pay the cancellation fee because she is not happy with the service. This is a service she set up & added him because she did not like the fact that he had a go phone & she sometimes couldn't talk to him.
The cell phone is a seperate issue but she does say she'll return the ring once paid. He told her that he wanted the ring before he left as he didn't want to have to see her again, she refuses to return it. What recourse does he have?
This is not a Cook County issue. Return of an engagement ring is based upon specific facts and is driven by case law, which is the law formed as a result of decisions in court cases. The only recourse you have for return of the ring is to file a lawsuit against the woman if she woill not return the ring voluntarily.
Under Illinois law, a gift given in contemplation of marriage (such as an engagement ring) is deemed conditional on the subsequent marriage of the parties. The party who breaks off the engagement must return any such gift he or she has received. If she does not return the ring voluntarily, the person needs to file suit against her, and should retain an attorney to do so on his behalf. (I am assuming that he alone paid for the ring, and that he presented it to her for the sole purpose of encouraging her to marry him).
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