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I am not married, myself & my common law husband are

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I am not married, myself & my common law husband are splitting up & we have agreed to split our savings 50/50 but I am suspicious he his hidding his mothers inheritance money he has recieved. I paid £35,000 off our mortgage while we were together on the agreement we would share his inheritance but he denies having it dispite his brothers receiving their share. Am I able to check his assets or somehow check that the inheritance has been sorted.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What is happening with the house?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I own 180,000 & he owns 70,000. He maintains he will only take what he is entitled to but due his behaviour with the inheritance I am not so sure. We do not have anything in writing so I think he is entitled to half. I am going to try to get him to sign an agreement but he is not forthcoming. Thank you.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Is there a Declaration of Trust?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No I am trying to get one sorted.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi as I have paid £18 I was wondering whether I would get an answer to my enquiry. I have not had one yet. thanks

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
My apologies for the delay.
I am very concerned by what you say.
A Declaration of Trust should have been signed at the time of the purchase - was this not done?
I shall be on and offline periodically throughout the day - please bear with me