It was my Party and I’ll sue if I Want to
Sean Parker, a tech-titan, and Alexandra Lenas, a singer-songwriter, had a $9 million wedding in the California redwoods according to the June 17, 2013 edition of People magazine. If one of them calls it quits after the honeymoon, can the other recover his or her contribution to the cost? Money spent on each other before marriage is generally not recoverable if it is spent on consumables (flowers, alcohol, fancy food). Some items like engagement rings and expensive gifts made in contemplation of marriage might be recovered under certain circumstances. If the spouse who backs out after the ceremony went into the marriage with fraudulent intent, the other may have a cause of action. If this has happened to you, speak with a divorce lawyer about your losses and the possibility of an annulment.