When the Wedding Is Off: Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring?

Reality TV show star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton announced last week that she plans to keep her $2 million, 20-carat pear-shaped diamond engagement ring even though she called off her engagement with actor Chris Zylka in October. The breakup happened 10 months after Zylka dropped to one knee on the ski slopes of Aspen,…


Pet Custody and PA Divorce: Who Gets to Keep Fido?

On Jan. 1, our friends in Illinois rang in the New Year with a new state law allowing judges in divorce cases to consider the well-being of a couple’s pets in awarding sole or joint ownership. In short, our four-legged, furry friends are now regarded much like children in Illinois divorce proceedings. How does that…