Before we were married we lived together in an apartment. My earnings and his regular earnings went into a joint account that we lived off of. His overtime earnings went into an account soley in his name. After we were married, he wrote a check for the down payment for our house from this account and says he now wants his $30k back. Keep in mind that I had been the sole wage-earner for the last 4 years of the marriage and that he had several gaps in his career history over time.
I say that this would be considered as a gift to the marriage since it was used to purchase marital property. He said his lawyer said he could absolutely get it back.
Can he really get this money back somehow? Please tell me no.