Michigan divorce and engagement ring.

The case of the engagement ring and Michigan divorce.  Here are the facts:

A man and woman were engaged in August of 1996, at which time the man gave his fiancé a custom designed engagement ring that he purchased for $19,500.00.  However, when the man asked the woman to sign a pre-nuptial agreement, the women refused and the engagement was broken off.  The woman decided to keep the engagement ring over the objections of the man.  The man then filed a lawsuit alleging that the ring was a conditional gift in contemplation of marriage.  Since the marriage did not take place he wanted the ring return.  The trial court ruled in favor of the man and the woman appealed.


The Michigan Court of Appeals raised the following questions:

“What fact justifies the breaking of an engagement?  The absence of a sense of humor?  Differing musical tastes?  Differing political views? . .” and ruled in favor of the man finding that an engagement ring is a conditional gift that is only completely gifted upon marriage.  Therefore, if a marriage is called off, for whatever reason, the gift must be returned.

I am proud to let you know that this landmark Michigan Court of Appeals case was argues and won by a Michigan Divorce Attorney at Findling Law.  The case is called:  Meyer v. Mitnick, Docket number 213950 and decided February 20, 2001.

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