04-25-2012, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas/Brazos Valley
| | Re: The wedding rings
Mine and my STBXW's are the diamond studded wedding rings that were once my Mom's and Dad's that I inherited from their estate. Her diamond solitaire engagement ring was also my Mother's.
STBXW quit wearing hers back early last year prior to the actual separation. I, however, continue to wear mine, but only as a token of respect for the institution of marriage, but mostly to honor Mom and Dad's 55 years together as husband and wife. And I will continue to do so up until the gavel falls for the final time in our divorce proceeding.
I'd like to say that, in time, that there might be another lady who I would give due consideration to marrying, and if that ever happens, I'd rather use other bands. As family heirlooms, these pricey rings of my parents are something that I'd like to give to one my sons to use when the time comes for them to walk the aisle. And that's provided that STBXW decides to relinquish the rings in the divorce property settlement.
I'm listing STBXW's rings as my personal inherited property in the property inventory. If she does not willingly give them up, or legally wins them as part of her own property, I may have to have her sign a contract to never sell them and to relinquish them to either of my son's upon their request, or at the time of her death to keep them from falling under the umbrella of her estate in order to keep them out of her kids hands.