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Divorce – What happens to the possessions brought into marriage

Pre-marital assets

Courts usually take them into consideration if the marriage is short (usually under 6 years, this is a rule of thumb) and no children. But otherwise they are difficult to ring fence.

Can I take my heirlooms passed onto me in my family?

It could be possible to take specific items which you brought into the marriage, but they may be deducted from the money/assets you receive so the overall percentage is not affected.

Can I have the wedding ring back?

As it was given as a gift, it cannot be taken back.

Can I have the engagement ring back?

This may be possible as this could be seen as a conditional gift upon getting married.

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