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Hi, thank you for your question. Loans from friends ans family are always vulnerable in these situations and it is for you to prove that they truly are loans and not gifts. Despite them not being secured loans, if they truly are loans and the business was used for matrimonial purposes - ie. Profits were used to meet family outgoings then it would be reasonable for a court to agree that the loans (if it ia proven they are loans) should be a matrimonial debt. If the matter proceeds to court your family members can be directed to provide statements and attend court to give evidence about this and it will be for a judge to decide on the balance of probabilities whether they are loans or gifts.
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