Will you Marry me?
If you said “yes” we may just be engaged!
Engagement is defined as a mutual promise or covenant to marry. See Black’s Law Dictionary.
Interestingly, there is no requirement that a date be set, that either of us have the present ability to fulfill said mutual promise, and there is nothing you can really do to enforce it if either of us change our mind.
Often in divorce papers, there is a prohibition against having a person with whom you are romantically involved, but not married or related to stay overnight where the minor child is. Less often, this prohibition excludes someone that you are engaged to, but that may be something that the other party can manipulate.
So are you engaged? If your papers have the language that allows a fiance’ to be around and have additional rights, I suggest it be legit, have a date set or in mind and please be sure you know the person that you intend to marry and make it work this time.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and encourages you to get engaged and married, just make sure it’s to the right person!
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You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms