28 Feb What to do When Engagements Fail
For some people, their wedding day is one of the happiest days of their lives. However, some couples never make it to their wedding day and not only is this experience painful: it’s tricky. Right now is known as the end of engagement season. Nearly 40% of engagements happen between November and February. In fact, Valentine’s Day ranks as one of the Top 10 most popular days to get engaged. But what happens when these engagements end badly?
When couples experience an ending to an engagement, sometimes rings are already sized, the reception hall is booked, the flowers are ordered, and event the dress is purchased. This is when all of the questions start flooding their brains such as: “Who will keep the ring?” or “Can I get my money back?”
The average length of engagement in the US is between 12 and 13 months. With all of the exciting planning comes the payment of many deposits and wedding vendor contracts. The first thing that couples who end their engagement should do is try to stop the financial bleeding. Even though it’s an emotional time, It’s important to promptly call all of the vendors, suppliers, and venues to notify them of the canceled wedding. The sooner you notify these companies, the sooner you can recoup any refunds or credits available.
You don’t have to live with the burden of your canceled engagement. An experienced lawyer who is experienced in family law can help alleviate some of the pain, confusion, and expenses when it comes to these situations. Tammy Karas-Griggs is a top family law attorney who has dedicated her life to helping families stay happy and healthy and receive fair treatment. If the wedding bells are no longer ringing in your ears, contact Tammy Karas-Griggs today. Tammy understands how difficult family law matters can be and the overwhelming emotional turmoil it brings.