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Was the deal conditional upon anything please?
There was nothing in writing or verbal. We were hoping that things would go well for them both as they were both stressed due to the his family retracting their offer of half the cost. Just before Christmas he decided to walk out and did not want any couple counselling. He said he was stressed due to a high pressure job (that he had been in for about 6 months)and that our daughter wasn't helping. We also understand that there was at that time another women involved despite him denying this, but our close friends informed us that there was as it happened to be their sons girlfriend.
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Its bad news then. If nothing was conditional upon the marriage succeeding then you can not claim £10,000
The Judge, if it went to Court would ask if it was conditional.
If the answer is no, as you seem to suggest then there is no right to claim it back
If you went to Court, sadly without a conditional agreement you would lose
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I was concidering writing to him and asking for half the costs and didn't want to take this matter to court but just wanted to check out if I could legally ask for half the cost back. The house has just been sold and and contracts exchanged
His salary is over £90,000.00 per year.
You could ask but you have no basis in law.
There is nothing stopping you asking - but legally there is no claim.
Can I clarify anything else?
you have been most helpful and once the money from the house and the divorce is completed I will write to him now knowing there is nothing set in law. I will keep my fingers crossed that he can see where I am coming from(hopefully)Thank you regards Gill