Hi everyone, I am in the process of preparing an affidavit for the property settlement between my ex and I, and I wanted some advice on how to go about it all. I have done lots and lots of affidavits, and represented myself in court countless times, but always regarding the children.This is a little different! The main issue we have is that we bought a house while married and paid off the mortgage with money given to us as gifts by his parents when each of our children were born. I have plenty of email evidence discussing the money being gifts. But on the day after we separated, my ex sent me an email claiming that he in fact owned the house and it had only been put in my ex's name for convenience, but that they were now requesting it back. THEN, they changed their minds and my ex filed an application at court claiming the money used to pay off the mortgage was in fact a loan, and that he did own the house but there was no equity in it. He has since provided backdated loan documents and a fairy tale story about why they hadn't been written up before. My ex isn't the brightest tool in the box and he actually copied emails between himself and his family discussing the best method of keeping the equity in the house out of our settlement onto a hard drive belonging to me, which of course I took when I moved out. Last time we were in court the judge asked me to prepare an affidavit for a full financial settlement regarding all this. So I want to make sure I do it properly. Obviously I have the email evidence already mentioned, but what other things should I include? My ex was very financially abusive during the marriage, and even more so since. Should I use my evidence of this to show a pattern of behaviour? Should I also show a pattern of behaviour of lying? He has lied in court documents and under oath, which I have proof of, so should I detail this to make a point that he has a history of lying in court to get his own way? There is another aspect to this which I am unsure how to approach. My ex engaged in the technique of 'gaslighting' during our relationship, in order to get his own way and make me drop things he didn't want me involved in, as well as a way of controlling me. All of his emails to me about the house are phrased 'I dont know why you thought that, you are mistaken, you were confused' etc. Which makes me believe that he was hoping to get me to doubt myself over the ownership of the house and not contest his claims. But I don't know if it would be appropriate to talk about that in a property settlement? I don't want to get sucked into bashing him, and only include things that are relevant. Any advice would be most welcome! Thanks.