Right of relief

RIGHT OF RELIEF, Scottish law. The right which the cautioner (surety) has against the principal debtor when he has been forced to pay his debt. 1 Bell's Com. 347, 5th ed.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"It is inevitable to conclude that the plaintiff-in-intervention failed to substantiate its right of relief with a preponderance of evidence," the resolution read.
You have right of relief against your ex for her share.
Consequently, reasoned the Court, the Texas law directly overlapped with or interfered with the plan's discharge of its ERISA-based determination of benefits, which was subject to specific federal regulation and a specified federal right of relief in the event of wrongful denial of coverage.
However, if you clear off the loan and pay the full amount, you can recover this from your ex under your common law right of relief in your divorce action.
If you pay the full amount, you can recover this from your husband under your common law right of relief or as a claim in your divorce action.
If your ex refuses to pay his share, you have a right of relief against him.
That said, if you pay off the full amount you can recover this from your husband under your common law right of relief. The debt could also represent a claim in your divorce.
If you pay the full amount, you can try to recover this from your husband under your common law right of relief as part of your divorce claim.
If you pay the full amount, you can recover this from your husband under your common-law right of relief or as a claim in your divorce proceedings.