This question is a complicated situation and cannot be answered completely in this space. But if the money that was used to purchase, improve, and/or maintain the properties came from you either in whole or in part, you would have at least an equitable interest in the property for the value contributed. If you took title in both of your names, then you have legal title to the property. I'm assuming by the way the question is phrased that she titled the property in her name only. In which case, you need to show that your money was used to purchase, improve or maintain the property. That won't guarantee your recovery, but that is the type of evidence you would need to show an agreement between the two of you to share the value and/or profit from the property. It would certainly help if during this time she did not earn income sufficient to acquire the properties. You really should consult with a lawyer familar with real estate and with domestic relations as there are overlapping issues.
You say you bought properties together, is your name on title? Are you on the loans?
An attorney would have to review your direct deposit and wire transfers to see what evidence is available by and through those records. Obviously, she is not going to give you anything whatsoever unless she is made to do so. Immediately retain legal counsel, file a lawsuit and get this litigation moving forward before she liquidates and hides all the assets.
I hope this is helpful.
JOHN N. KITTA
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