When I was married to my first husband I received a family heirloom. I told his mother I'd give it back to the family if anything happened. She said, no honey, it's yours. Well, we say we're divorcing, the first thing she asks about is that item. I refused, said it was going to my DD. I would have given it back if she hadn't so vehemently insisted that it's mine. I never wear it, it's been appraised and is in a safe location for DD when she grows up.
How do you handle "stuff"? With my DH now, I feel any heirlooms that come to *us* through his family should pass right to his DD once she's of age and responsibility. He doesn't want anything of *his* to go to his DD's mother.
No real issue here (except my ex-MIL will probably never forgive me, LOL). Just wondering how others deal with it.