I am personal guardian of my grandmother. My mother is her financial guardian. We have a split guardianship. My grandmother has Alzheimer's and lives in a Florida assisted living facility. My grandmother is quite lucid and is very aware of things that happen in the present despite having very little short term memory.
My mother took my grandmother's diamond wedding rings from her yesterday. My mother's explanation for taking them was "I never wear my wedding rings, so I told Mama that I would take hers and put them in a safe deposit box". She took the rings and said that it is a financial guardianship decision and that she has every right to keep them since they are worth some money.
These rings are not family heirlooms. They were given to my grandmother by her third husband about 30 years ago. My mother did not even know the man an only wants to keep them because they are diamonds.
My grandmother really wants her rings back. She has never before taken them off and they were not at risk of being lost or stolen. She keeps asking the caregivers were her rings are. I really want to see her wedding rings back on her finger. She deserves to wear them as long as she lives.
Can you tell me if wedding rings are considered personal property or are they considered financial property. My grandmother has a great deal of money, so the rings are not needed to support her financially. Any help would be greatly appreciated.