You should consult an attorney right away as to whether to pay this money. From the facts you've given on this site, I'm not convinced you would be able to recover the money.
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You are at great risk of never seeing that money again. Recommend you do not transfer any money to him until you have met with a family law attorney.
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It is not possible for an attorney to give legal advice without first meeting with a client. Why? Because legal advice is based upon the law as applied to the particular facts provided during an office consultation. Please set up a meeting with an experience family lawyer before giving your spouse money that you may never recover. Without having details about the marital assets, including his retirement, your retirement, the house, his employment situation, etc. just giving him $20,000 under the guise of a loan does not appear to be a wise decision. Best of luck~
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