ROCK OF AGES

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged. According to “People” magazine, the engagement ring could weigh as much as 10 carats and be worth about $1 million. Although it seems unlikely, should they marry and then divorce, whose ring is it? The ring was a gift and gifts belong to the separate estate of the person for whom the gift is intended. However, Louisiana’s Civil Code recognizes that a gift may be given with a condition attached and it may be revoked for ingratitude. Ask your lawyer whether the facts of your case support a claim for the return of your engagement ring.