My ex and I are selling our house and have agreed verbally and via text as to what percentages we will split the house proceeds.
Can anyone tell me
1) whether text messages confirming from both parties would actually have any legal weight to them if he was to dispute this later
2) whether the "settlement" that happens at divorce (8mths to go for us) can affect this in any way.
Essentially what I'm asking is, once I have my cash in my bank account from the house sale, CAN he take any of it back off me without actually suing me for it or something???
It has been a huge battle to get him to agree to a figure and I'm terrified his new girlfriend will convince him to change his mind later down the track.
House goes on the market next week, is expected to sell very quickly ("hot" area).
Many many thanks.