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Okay, I wouldn't think this was too difficult. I have to step away from the computer for 1/2 hour, so please feel free to take you time. You can get back to me with an answer later on today or tomorrow if you'd like. You can use my email:
[email protected] or use this venue. Thank you. Jayne
Thank you for an answer. There was no property, meaning real estate, land or homes, involved. My former husband invested heavily in an upstart business venture with another person while we were married, I worked at the business, too. He was not a partner during the time of our marriage. He invested a lot of marital monies that could have gone to our enjoyment. Then, just as the business took off, he divorced me, joined the firm, was made a partner and he was to receive a hefty amount a couple of months after the divorce. He stated that I shouldn't receive anything from this new venture since the marriage was a short one, 1 1/2 years. However, I did quite a bit of administrative work for him in this new venture and I used some of my savings and charged items on my credit card so that he could use the funds he had to invest in it. It is clear to me that he was trying to avoid the joint tenancy claims that I might make. Is this fraud? If not then what type of case would this be?
Kent I want to thank you for your professional response. I've contacted a couple dozen attorneys about this case. They don't seem to understand what I'm talking about, and the few that do, are intimidated by my former husband's name. The case is more complex and more interesting. It wasn't necessary to disclose more information for my query, however. There are emails that my former husband's future partners wrote that indicate they would like him to join them if/when he gets a divorce. There are a number of documents indicating that he was well along the process of completion of the venture. This venture has to do with extraction of methane gas and the development of power-generating utilities. This venture is underway now and I have a copy of a letter from my ex to an attorney stating that this. However, land leases were obtained prior to the divorce for the express purpose of gas exploration. My attorney, without warning, has dropped the case due to the prominence of my ex and his family.
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