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1. Upon divorce, you can make a claim to a share in the family home, even though it is in your husband's sole name. A divorce court would then normally grant you a share in the family home. Normally, one third, where the house was purchased by your husband and is in his sole name. The situation would be different if you contributed to the payment for the house. Secondly, the money your husband has been taking from you - €400 per month, is recoverable today by you as a simple contract debt from your husband. So, you can simply sue him for the recovery of the money, minus any allowance you want to make for your share of utility bills. Just because you are husband and wife does not mean that the law does not treat you as separate persons. So, your money is your own and you can sue for its recovery.