Good morning, I was married for over 23 years, all of that time i worked and contributed to bills etc. We were divorced in 2010. We agreed that my husband stayed living at the house and he paid me a lump sum, about 1/4 of what the property is worth now. I am now struggling to make ends meet, ( in private rented accomodation) and he is still at the house, running a new BMW. and having a good life. I have been told that i can claim a percentage of his pension. He did offer me some money last year, but pride comes before a fall, and i refused it. Please could you tell me if i am entitled to any money from him now. Thank you. Ann XXXXXX.
Hello and thanks for your question.
I need a bit more information to be able to answer:
Was the agreement between you & your husband turned into a consent order and approved by the court?
If not, was the agreement verbal or in writing, and did you get independent legal advice before you agreed?
How much was the lump sum that your husband paid you?
Was the house then transferred into his sole name?How much was the house worth at the time he paid you the lump sum?
How much is it worth now?
If there's any mortgage on the house, what's the total mortgage?
What's your annual income?
What's the annual income of your ex-husband?
How old are you both?
How much would you guess his pension pot is worth?
If he's already receiveinbg his pension, how much does he get?
I'm assuming there are no dependent children?
Good afternoon, thank you for getting back to me. I am sorry but i do not talk to my ex husband, he wont answer letters i write. As far as i remember the details were all done legally with solicitors. I received a lump sum, of £42,000. as far as i can remember. The house was worth about £150,000. It must be worth at least £200,000 now. I do not know what his pension is, but he worked most of his life for london transport, so i think its quite high. My income is £11.000 which includes help from council towards rent and council tax. We are both retired. I am 66 years old, and he is 68.I live i a private rented house, and he lives in the family home. I have a bus pass, and he drives a new B.M.W. I just need to know if i can claim anything from him. As i said he did offer me some money last year when he sorted his finances out, at the time i was just getting by, and pride made me refuse it. Now i am struggling and really do need it, i wrote to him asking him to reconsider his offer, but i have had no reply. I am sorry i cannot be more helpfull, but he wont speak to me. If i know were i stand i can get a no win no pay solicitor to write to him on my behalf. Thank you. Kind regards ***** ***** Fowler.