Do I get to keep my engagement and wedding band and also my husband's? We got married in December 2012 by city hall and did not exchange rings because we wanted to wait for the big day in May 2012 (all three rings are currently in my posession). He cheated on my in Feb 2012 and we are now getting a divorce. In my opinion, I think I should get to keep both of mine and also his (because I am still paying for it) and he is the reason we are getting a divorce. He broke his vows so why should he get to keep his?
I would suggest that you contact the attorney assisting you with the divorce or consider divorce mediation. With all property purchased during a marriage, those rings would be considered a marital asset and subject to equitable division under the terms of your divorce agreement. I am sure there are other issues that need to be addressed, such as other property, costs of wedding, living arrangements, and mediation would provide a safe and fair opportunity for you to do so.
This answer is not intended to provide legal advice or to create an attorney client relationship. Tracy Fischer is a certified divorce mediator and attorney with offices in Newton and Danvers MA.
The rings are marital property subject to division.
The reasons you stated are your grounds.
As to the vows, those are often promises made during a marriage ceremony that usually do not carry that much value in a divorce action. This is certainly not to undermine your pain or disappointment.
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