Hi, need some help please! I was left a substantial amount of money form a paternal grandparent several years ago of approx $130,000 (2009). I was in a committed ( de facto) relationship at the time and several months later (early 2010) we purchased a house together. I was not on the deed or loan as my credit rating was shot. We had a joint bank account together, which she later took my name off. We used approx $85,000 of my inheritance money towards the house, therefore taking out a smaller loan. Approx 6-8 months after purchasing the property we broke up ( separation). I moved out several months later and the house is currently vacant (as she is living in Victoria), the mortgage is being paid by her (and her father). The equity in the house (at this time) is approx $200,000. I don't want half of it, just the $85,000 that was originally given to me that I put into the property. I have been trying to make contact with her to sort the situation out, however she refuses to engage in any discussion for the last year. 1 - Can I get the money back? 2 - How long should I be waiting before making it a legal matter? Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!!