Are Wedding rings divided in a divorce? 1 Answers as of July 07, 2011

In a Virginia no fault divorce, is an engagement ring considered a gift and therefore the property of the wife or is it marital property that can be divided?

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The Reed Law Firm, P.L.L.C. | Vanessa Reed
Typically, in Virginia, no. The law views a wedding/engagement ring as a gift in contemplation of marriage from one spouse to the other. Also, the law presumes the wedding ring as the consideration (bargained for exchange) for entry into the marriage contract.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 7/7/2011
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