I know it's difficult to get money back from family/relatives. How can I legally require my husband to pay me back money which I received from my parents? When we bought a house, I asked for money from my parents for part payment, and they gave me half as my inheritance money and the rest as a personal loan. It's been more than 10 years now and I want to pay them back as well as get back my inheritance, but my husband just says there's no money although it is sitting in the bank as part of a mortgage offset acct. This has been a regular cause for argument, and I'm afraid I may never get it back. My husband probably thinks it's all conjugal money now but I don't think so, ESP since my dad specified that most of it is for me. Please advise.