OMG this is so messed up! I can't feel sorry enough for Merv coz Karma is going to hit him some day and I hope it is really hard! If I were you, I would have taken a divorce and slapped him with that legal notice to give up more than half of whatever he owns, if he does anything! I am so pissed right now sorry!
Nevertheless, it's a very well written piece. Thanks for sharing your story Colleen :)