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Clare, Family Solicitor
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Hello,I have remarried , whereas my ex wife has not , I have

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Hello, I have remarried , whereas my ex wife has not , I have a pension and money in trust. My question is does my ex wife have a claim on these assets, we did not sort out a financial settlement on divorce and i have only submitted a consent order recently with the courts but this is yet to go through

Hi
Thank you for your question
I shall do my best to assist you but I need some further information first
Has your ex approved the Consent Order and have you disclosed these assets
When did you acquire these assets
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


she has apporved the consent order but it hasn;t gone through yet


not disclosed assets on order and only recenly have been informed of the trust to be paid out to me as a beneficiary in the last couple of weeks

Hi
Why were you not aware of these assets?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was but didn't put it in consent order wanted to do a consent order so she wouldnt be able to claim any more money apart from child maintenance/spousal maintenance

Hi
How long were you living together and where did these assets come from?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


living together for 6 years , my great uncle

Hi
Was this an Inheritance and when did he die?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Yes , 36 years ago

Hi
But you did not receive the money until recently - why was that - and how much is involved?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


It was held in trust until his partner died , I dont know how much is involved about 200 grand.


 


just to basically re-emphasise my question , if no consent order has been approved by a judge can my my ex-wife claim on my estate even though i have remarried??

Hi
Yes I am afraid that she can - the fact that you have remarried is irrelevant - it is only if SHE had remarried that it would make a difference
My other concern is the fact that if you have not disclosed all your assets then your ex will be able to challenge the Consent order on the basis of the lack of disclosure
The relatively short length of your relationship and the fact that the funds were received after separation makes her claim on the funds relatively small
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Claire
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you for your help

Hi
You are most welcome - I hope all goes well
Claire

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