By Anonymous - 04/02/2011 23:07 - United States
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Actually, it IS legally hers. My civil law teacher told us about stories like this when the woman sued for the ring during the divorce. Do it, OP. The ring is yours. It makes no difference if you don't want it, you can pawn/sell it.. But he will NEVER live down asking the other woman to marry him with your ring. Screw up his new relationship for being such a dick. You can probably also get him for more money if you can prove he cheated, and she might cooperate and say he did cheat after she has to give up the ring ;) You can come out winning here.
In a court of law an engagement ring is mostly considered a contract, when one party breaks the contract the ring is given back to the purchaser. I said mostly, it is not always the case but from what I've seen and heard that is the way it works. OP you don't deserve to be treated like that. Nobody does, just remember once a cheater always a cheater...he'll do it again and again...you're better off.
the ring is actually your personal property, as is your wedding band. the only time it's required that you give it back, is if YOU break off the engagement prior to the marriage. It's considered a form of contract until the wedding day, and upon the marriage becoming official, the ring is considered a gift to the bride/wife. The only time that a judge might make an exception with rings is if the rings are a family heirloom from his side of the family. So... I'd be calling the police and filing a theft charge against him asap.
Good riddance to a cheap ass husband.