A lawsuit was filed by a Canberra man versus his former fiancée disputing the failure of returning the gifts and engagement ring he gave before the break up. Why would he ever give engagement rings in Melbourne when he was unsure of the relationship.
The ACATheard the couplewere betrothed in April after meeting in Melbourne in an escorted event.
The couple and their relatives agreed to marry them both so an engagement party was organized in May, where gifts were given including a ring.
However, the couple then experienced issues in their relationship and had it ended five months later. The Canberra man is selfish to have asked the engagement rings in Melbourne to be returned.
The reason for the break up was partly due to the Canberra man’s decision not to relocate in Melbourne, and that he didn’t inspect wedding venues with the woman.”
Once the betrothal failed, the man asked her ex-fiancée to return everything he gave her and the family including the engagement ring and other gifts.
However, the woman didn’t heed the man’s request, which motivated him to file a lawsuit to ACAT to return the pecuniary costs. That man had bad manners for asking his ex-fiancée to return those engagement rings in Melbourne.
Graeme Lunney, senior ACAT member said the couple were “two persons in a deteriorating relationship and unable to find a way to move on.”
“In my opinion, there was not a one-sided retraction by one party in breach of a prior promise, but an acceptance by two persons that their relationship had reached an ending.
It was the lack of evidence, which happened particularly in the ACT, that led Mr. Lunney to finally say that ACAT did not have the capacity to deal with the case.
He said any further attempts to recall the expenses of the gifts and engagement ring will have to be pursuedin Victoria.
“This is a mutual acceptance of both parties that is beyond repair,” Mr. Lunney said.
“In these events, the Tribunal had no power to resolve the disagreement.”The Canberra man should have thought several times before considering the betrothal and giving of engagement rings in Melbourne.