Hi all am hoping I can find help on here because all the case law I can find seems to involve American Case law.
14/15 months ago I broke up with my fiance under very bitten circumstances, she was trying to force me, I felt, into marriage a lot quicker than I was ready, we broke up I went to another woman, we got back together she found out and we split up again with her feeling I had been unfaithful.
Obviously the credit crunch had just kicked in, but regardless I agreed to take her half of the mortgage on, paid her a very inflated figure on what her half of the house was worth and wrote off money I had lent her to pay off debts that she had run up - I know what a mug!!!!
The house took a while to complete and I actually took on the full mortgage before the transfer completed just to make things easy, she also got her choice of what she wanted for the house.
I have waited in vain for 9 months since things were resolved for her to return the ring as it was given ain my eyes on a condition of marriage.
I have now contacted her and asked for it back and she has basically told me to f*ck off and I aren't getting it, I feel very angry about this because I suspect she has acually sold it.
How do I stand in regards my chances of success of getting this back through a small claims court? Will my "infidelity" be held against me and will the fact that her parents shelled out quite a bit of money on the wedding that didnt go ahead mean anything?
Im also thinking of including on my claim my money back, £1500, I lent her for debts, but my main and primary concern is the ring.