By contributing the assets which were originally part of your husband’s trust funds which were his separate property, your husband has in effect made a gift to you of the funds which he had. This is true especially since you are now contributing to the maintenance, mortgage, and other property expenses. The issue is somewhat complex, in that he may have a claim to be reimbursed for monies that were his separate property, but if the property is in fact in both names, it is marital property and as such you should have a marital interest in such property. I strongly suggest you contact an attorney-mediator in your area experienced in these matters who can assist you and your husband to resolve this and all the other issues necessary to conclude your divorce without costly litigation.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions