Engagement Rings: What Happens When the Bride Is Already Married?


It is well established in New York, that when an engagement is broken, the engagement ring must be returned to the groom. The exception to this rule is when the man is already married, the intended bride gets to keep the ring.

Recently, a New York court answered the question what happens to an engagement ring when it is the woman who is already married and the “engagement” is broken.

In the case Lipschutz v. Kiderman, the appellate court explained that...

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