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Deciding if you should give your ring back to your ex

| Apr 28, 2019 | Property Division |

As you are facing the future without your ex in the picture, you are looking at your once-beloved wedding band and trying to decide what is next. While there is no definite answer for what should be done with this piece of jewelry, it may be a decision that has created some tension and disagreement. At T&P, we are committed to helping people in Missouri to find rewarding solutions during a period of time that may seem rather hopeless. 

The circumstances surrounding your ring may vary depending under what conditions it was given, whether or not it holds any sentimental value to you or your ex and how each other feels about the impending divorce. According to today.com, you could share the mutual opinion with your ex that your ring is your property and can be disposed of according to your wishes. Perhaps you wish to repurpose it into something else. Maybe you will choose to sell it and make a profit. You could even consider giving it back to your ex. 

If your ring was given to you by your ex but is a piece of heirloom jewelry that has been in his or her family for many years prior to your marriage, it may be in your best interest to return it to the family. This way, they can continue to maintain ownership of something that has held sentimental value throughout the years. If the decision is to keep your ring, experts recommend waiting sometime after your divorce is finalized before making a decision about the ring’s fate. This way, you can make a decision that you will not regret because you were caught up in the emotions of the changes happening in your relationship. 

When it comes time to decide what to do with your wedding ring, think about its history and what it means to you as you determine how to proceed. For more information about separating assets, visit our web page.