Question asked on Jun 16th, 2014

Q: We were only engaged for 4 months. Did not get engaged on a holiday It was not a gift it was a commitment.

A: Your explanation is a bit vague, and Nevada does not have a published Opinion from the Nevada Supreme Court explicitly on point.  However, I have researched this pretty closely (and litigated it a couple of times) and Nevada almost certainly will follow the “general rule” — an engagement ring is a conditional gift, not effective until the condition (actual marriage ceremony) is completed.  Until then, it belongs to the giver; after that, it belongs to the recipient.

If you need further assistance, you should consult an attorney.

Marshal S. Willick