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Financial question really - my husband obtained 120k from me

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Financial question really - my husband obtained 120k from me on our marriage and is saying it's spent but can't account for how.
Looking at bank statements he withdrew 76k in cash and more on Mastercard when bank balance low. 24k of that came from high interest loans. As though he had to keep withdrawing regularly to fund something.
He made these withdrawals in secret - we neither worked and were always together but he went alone on early morning walks. We didn't spend much. This was the collateral from both our homes.
Please do you have any idea what the money may have been for. Not gambling or drinking /drugs. Someone suggested he's money laundering? He's sort interested in guns.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Have found trail that he bought land with permission to build. Have to postpone final hearing today which would be shame unless can find concrete enough proof for court in time for hearing 2 weeks tomorrow.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The land trail was wrong. I know this seems nonsense but there is so much evidence of large sums money vanishing and no reason for it.
Respondent said 147k he received August 2009 came from sale his property but his name not on title deeds that property. Nor the purchase transaction which is on
Rightmove . There is definate lie that he said he lost 20k on property because rightmove shows profit. Unless title deeds wrong the 180k mortgage the respondent took out on the other property he's living in 2007 did not fund the purchase as he said. So 180k is missing. The 147k may not have come from any property at all because statement just says free flow.
Along with the large cash withdrawals- 76k in 2 years this all very puzzling.
19k of the 147k was withdrawn in 35 cash sums. 36k paid off loans at high interest he takes out when bank account low in order to keep the cash withdrawal pattern going. All the 180k mortgage suspect could have gone same way. Does sound like money laundering do you think?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Please could you give your opinion?
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 months ago.
Hello,
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
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Expert:  Clare replied 4 months ago.

Hi Fiona

Would you like me to discuss this with you?

Clare

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ah Clare! Lovely!
Yes please.
Yesterday may have found missing link.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here are key facts
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
You have respondents statement 2x, cash withdrawn over time have statements, houses : Woodlands Avenue is respondents family home. Wolstenbury Road house he said bought in statement. Oakcroft gardens house his son built without mortgage. St Catherines Road only likely local property sale date fitting Woodlands mortgage date.If you see he says he bought Wolstenbury Road with proceeds mortgage Woodlands Avenue. He didn't. Nor is name or 2004 sale on deeds. I saw property once myself and he and Daniel had renovated.Thought if Mortgage Woodlands didn't go Wolstenbury where did it go?
Found St Catherines yesterday. Hope you can read it ok!
Sounds like sort job respondent and son would do. Property bought 28 Feb 2006.He says he paid off mortgage Woodlands with life insurance Shirley his wife. Woodlands bought about 1980- mortgage left 2006 not much. Says online you can get 100k life insurance for £5 a month, he is currently paying £10. Could be he got 200k from Shirleys death. Shirley died within 4 weeks getting ill on 13 November 2005. He could have bought St Catherines.Deeds St Catherines have proprietor Adrian Daniels, local property developer.
However Howells name not on Wolstenbury Road either.
And 3rd party a possibility because respondent hardly literate.(not judgement but fact)
Also 76k cash withdrawals have to be for something and maybe owed to 3rd party to cover shortfall property payment.Remember he married me to get 120k from me and then turned my 4 children out one way or another, making us homeless.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Dear Nicola very happy to speak to Clare, may I have balance refund please?
Thanks, Fiona
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Clare mean you have respondents non - molestation hearing statement quoted part and cash withdrawals taken from bank statement.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Question is :) Clare, do you think this holds together and what evidence do I need to get to prove in court?Will attach title deeds St Catherines if can.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Another try :)
Expert:  Clare replied 4 months ago.

What is the relationship between your ex and the named owner?

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