Calling off the marriage.


I was engaged to a girl who holds PR from UK about an year ago.Things couldn't work out great between us and now we are on the verge of breaking this engagement. The girl was taken back after a week from the engagement to UK and all we we had was tense moments on phone/ chat all this time since then. We know that all the gifts and money that were exchanged at the ceremony are to be returned.

Can I be advised on the fact that out of the various expenses which they are imposing on us, which of them are we legally and justly liable to pay, considering the fact that calling off the engagement is a mutual decision of both the parties. Are they being fair if they are charging flight expenses from UK to India? Are we liable to pay full expenses of catering and marriage palace services offered by the girl's side at the time of engagement? Also the girl's side are not planning to return any money and gold that we gifted to them. can they legally do that?

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In case engagement is called off all gifts exchanged between parties have to be returned. You can insist that your fiancee retruns all the cash and gold ornaments gifted to her and her family. Prepare list of gifts which had been given to her family and insist that they return the same. Don't break off the engagement , inform your fiancee that you are willing to proceed with marriage but if they want to call off the engagement you have no objection to the same. In case, it is a mutual decision all expenses incurred should be split equally among the parties. Amicable settlement is best option, you are not bound to pay their air ticket expenses, only catering , palace service expenses should be split equally.


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