Q: Can an engagement ring be returned to the ex wife after a divorce if the ex husband took it away during the divorce
Yes, it should be returned to the wife as her separate property, unless the parties have agreed otherwise.
An engagement ring is a conditional gift in Texas. After the wedding, the "condition" of the conditional gift has been met and the engagement ring becomes a separate property gift to the receiver (in this case the wife) and it cannot be revoked. Therefore, during a divorce proceeding, the wife does NOT have to give the ring back, regardless of who is at fault in the breakdown of the marriage.
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