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According to what I know in US law, this is legal.
Regardless of how much each individual put into the house, it is a JOINT purchase, meaning it is perfectly legal that they are responsible for 50% of it. The law does not see it in terms of who paid more. Your mom bought out his interest in the home. This is common and will save your mom from having to hassle the ex for mortgage payments. In the long run, it was her smartest move. You don't want to jointly own a home with someone you cannot trust to make the payments. It seems unfair, but there is nothing illegal here. This is very common.
As for the jewelry, your mom needs to file a police report and then possibly see an attorney about suing him. Unfortunately, if she does not have proof that this jewelry existed, it will be hard to reclaim something you cannot prove. She will need to dig up pictures of the jewelry and possibly have someone appraise the value of the stolen pieces so she has something to show in Court. Other than that, there is no other way to get that back.
As for the joint account, here in the States, he has done nothing legally wrong. This is why you never open a joint account with someone unless you're positive you can trust the person. Usually, when married couples split, they seek an attorney first before telling the other side they're leaving. Why? So that way, you and the attorney can freeze the accounts so neither party can withdraw and run. As long as the account is in joint status, banks see it as "joint" funds. He has every right to withdraw as much as he wants. There are ways the Court can force him to pay that money back, but again, you would have to engage an attorney's services.
As far as the child support is concerned, that was her personal choice to pay those bills. Legally, again, he has done nothing wrong. Here in the States, we call that using your mom as a sugar momma. There is nothing your Mom can do to recover that money. If she has no Court order binding her to pay the child support, obviously, she should stop paying. It is not her child nor her obligation. It doesn't seem fair, but that's life. We all make decisions as adults, and she made a very bad one. She won't recover the monies paid to child support or the monies she spent running the household.
So, with my experience in the States, your mom made some very bad decisions and is paying for them. Nothing in your scenario yells anything illegal going on with the exception of the stolen jewelry. It is very sad that you're losing your home to pay him. It is morally unfair, but as far as the law is concerned, they are "even" once the house is sold. The purpose is to put both parties where they started. Without the house, both 50% responsible for the debt.
Hopefully all goes well and you are both able to recover the jewelry.