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Unfortunately, if you settled the divorce back in 1987, there is no legal right you have to the money any longer. It was his money to give to the children and the home was his to give up, so your children do not have a legal duty or obligation to give you any of that money. Without a legal duty or obligation, there is nothing that is in the power of the court to award you I am afraid. To sue to recover anything from them, you would need some law to sue under and there is no law to sue under once you settled back in 1987 and did not get any share of that property.