Does a Marriage Engagement Affect Your Legal Rights?

Does a Marriage Engagement Affect Your Legal Rights?

Simply becoming engaged to be married does not by itself affect your legal rights. Getting engaged, legally, is almost like signing a Partnership Agreement with your fiance. As you plan your wedding, you may be required to sign contracts car title pawn VT and may be held responsible for agreements you both sign.

Additionally, being engaged does not afford you the same rights that actually being married would offer, and does not usually affect your legal status. There are a few exceptions to this general rule, each having to do with a specific aspect of some engagements.

  • The engagement ring: Many couples wonder what would happen to the engagement ring if one person called off the engagement. The answer varies by state, so if you plan to give a family heirloom as an engagement ring, you may wish to discuss your expectations first. In some states, an engagement ring meets all the qualifications of a gift, and the recipient is entitled to keep it whether the marriage takes place or not. Read More