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Written by attorney Alan James Brinkmeier | Jun 21, 2011

Wedding Rings: Illinois Conditional Gifts

Under Illinois law, the wedding rings are a conditional gift. The gifts were conditioned on you and your spouse being married. If you two did marry the conditions for the gifts were fulfillled. See, Vann v. Vehrs, 260 Ill. App. 3d 648 (1994). If you did not marry, the condition of the gifts was not fulfilled and the rings are returned. Otherwise a gift is the non-marital property of the person who receives it. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details. The law changes constantly.

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