Legal Eagle Q & A: Is a Valentines Day gift for keeps?
Question: I am planning to give my girlfriend a really special gift for Valentine’s day – I have ordered a brand new car for her. Then my mate asked me whether I would get it back if we split up – not a very romantic thought but it did make me wonder?
Answer: This will all depend upon whether it is a conditional gift – so if you give it to her outright then it belongs to her, but if you say she can use it whilst you are a couple then there is a difference and it remains yours if you are no longer a couple.
This article is by Melinda Giles at Giles Wilson Solicitors.
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