Certainly, by arranging the
finances the way you have, you have made it difficult.
The money is in a joint
account and I assume that you both have access to it.
If not, and he will not cough
up, when you are obviously faced with taking legal action to get some money
I am not completely convinced
by his argument although, he would say that rather than say, "yes, here you
are, here is £15,000" particularly, if the relationship went sour.
My suggestion would be to get
a solicitor to write saying quite specifically that these are joint savings and
as such, you have an interest in 50% of them. In actual fact, your interest may
Ultimately, if he does not
allow you to take 50% of this money (you may not have access) you are faced
with legal proceedings.
Meanwhile, if you do have
access to the funds but are reluctant to just take them out in case he alleges
theft, I suggest you tell the bank that there is a dispute over this and that
they should freeze the account. You could actually remove him as a signatory!
But leave the money in there. If the account is frozen or just in your sole
name, the money will stay there until this is sorted and it might focus his
Does that answer the
Can I help further?