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Typically, if an individual wishes to contest a settlement, she should do so during the divorce. For individuals who cannot afford attorneys, legal aid services are often available. Further, the court can require the other spouse to pay for a spouse's attorney when the spouse cannot afford to do so herself. Unfortunately, an unfair settlement, by itself, isn't typically sufficient to open the matter back up.That said, you'll want to take this to your attorney, as you have a great deal at stake. If you can show that there was fraud, duress, or undue influence, there may be a chance of having the settlement vacated.Please remember to click Accept and leave Positive Feedback so that I will receive credit for my time and effort spent responding to your question. Bonuses are always greatly appreciated. Clicking accept does not close the question and you are still welcome to ask follow-up questions if you need clarification.Sincerely,T-USA _____________________________________Disclaimer: By engaging in this correspondence, you agree to and understand the following:No attorney-client relationship is formed through this correspondence. The following information provided for educational purposes only and is not legal advice/legal services. Correspondence through JustAnswer is visible to the public and is not confidential. T-USA is not familiar with your situation and could not possibly provide legal advice/legal services through JustAnswer. T-USA does not claim to be licensed to practice law in your state. The information provided in this correspondence cannot and should not be relied on for legal purposes.If you need legal advice/services you should visit a local attorney as soon as possible. You can find a local attorney at Lawyers.com, Martindale, a Local Lawyer Referral Service, or a Local Legal Clinic (if you cannot afford an attorney).