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In 2001 my husband was sentenced to 14 years in prison we

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In 2001 my husband was sentenced to 14 years in prison we had only been married 8 weeks it was in the national papers and I lost my job my husband told his brother to write me a cheque for £15.000 to cover my wages for a year I started divorce proceedings 2years ago now my husband and brother in law are claiming it was a loan and they want it back. Iv always paid my bills if it was a loan I would have paid it iv never given the brother in law a penny because it was given to me over 15years ago how can they claim it is a loan

The legal presumption is that it was a gift.

If it was a loan where is the agreement, when were you supposed to repay it, what were the loan repayment instalments , what is the interest rate.

There is a complete absence of any evidence it was a loan.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was nothing written down like you have stated
If this went to court do I have to prove it wasn't a loan or do they have to prove it was

They have to prove it was!!