Heiman v. Parrish

Kansas Supreme Court

942 P.2d 631 (Kan. 1997)

An engagement ring is a conditional gift given in contemplation of marriage.

Relevant Facts

Jerod Heiman (the plaintiff) asked Heather Parrish (the defendant) to agree to marry him. The plaintiff purchased and gave the defendant an engagement ring. Later, the plaintiff called off the wedding and asked the defendant to return the engagement ring. When the defendant refused, the plaintiff brought suit. The trial court held that the gift of the ring was a conditional gift and therefore revocable. The defendant appealed, arguing that the gift of the engagement ring was a valid and completed inter vivos gift.

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December 20, 2020

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Citations

942 P.2d 631 (Kan. 1997)