Can a husband sue his wife?
January 26, 2009 6:12 AM Subscribe
Are there any circumstances in (UK) law that would allow a friend to 'sue' his wife for what he considers the money she stole from their joint account.
posted by daveyt to Society & Culture (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Long story much shorter.
Boy meets girl, gets married. Within 11 months she reveals (out of the blue) that she never loved him, not even on their wedding day.
Before getting married she convinced him that they should have a shared savings account, and a shared current account. She contributed nothing to savings, and little to he current account. She has spent over £70K during the marriage with no consultation with him.
Yes he's an idiot - he didnt check his statements/accounts at all. He had no reason to - he trusted her.
Yes she is an idiot - she has pissed this money up the wall. He now has a very long bank statement detailing exactly where all the money has gone.
Yes they are separating - for some reason, not divorcing - I dont know why - at this stage, he didnt divulge.
Yes he is lawyered up. He isnt, I have to say, a person of great judgment, and at the moment, utterly depressed and angry. I'm listening to him mostly, and I've told him to dump the village conveyancing solictor he told me is a "lovely sweet old lady" because he's being a fricking idiot and to find a rottweiler of a lawyer.
Is there a case here - as I think there might be - for some sort of conspiracy to defraud?
The amounts involved, and over the given time period suggests that this might have been premeditated.
The girl is young, immature, unpleasant, described by her 'friend' as a deeply unlikeable person and I have no doubt she knew exactly what she was doing.
Does he have a leg to stand on?