Yes because he says he lent cash but he could not account for this cash in his tax returns when we asked for disclosure. I believe he gained this money without declaring it for tax and therefore me giving it back to him in any other way than in cash would mean that he would have "cleaned" any money he had evaded tax on. I strongly believed that the debt to the extent that he claimed ever existed because I know my husband did not have anything to show for the huge sum he was claiming in cash. The money I am paying him is my hard and legally earned savings. I do not in any way want him to beable to use my "clean"money as a way to get away with what he has done.
If he lent money, and it was a personal arrangement, it would notnormally go on his tax return.
A solicitor will not usually take cash over about £200.
I appreciate your point that you would be seen to be cleaning themoney but I don't think it is worth going to court over the order because youwant him to be paid by cash and not a cheque.
There is nothing to stop you going to court at the bankruptcyhearing (I assume that he is the one who is a applying to bankrupt you) with ahuge bag of cash and telling the judge that you are quite willing to pay andhere is the money that you are quite willing to give in the same form as whichhe borrowed it but he has refused to take.
How much is involved?