My kids are 19 and 17, and i have paid up front the remianing maintenance due, netting iit off the capital due from the house buy out by my ex, this is covered in the amendment to the property trust..
My partner is concerned about having potential liability/ come back from my ex for future maintenance and wants this cleared before we combine our financial resource and get married. I have not earned any money for the last few years and had to sell my interest in the house to survive and meet my maintenance obligations, including my exs, even though she has earned lots of money in the interim. So its emotive aswell as the financial hangover. She wants any financial link with my ex ended, so this residual clause in the trust needs dealing with, so that there is no future comeback on maintenance claims in the future on me - when i start earning serious money from my business, which i plan to do....
Further to our exchange, i would like to subsequently clarify if it is worthwhile taking this any further - having wrote to my ex saying i wanted closure re this residual maintenance a- i have just received this reply (without recourse to legal) -:
'To put your mind to rest, and to clarify the 10p issue...
Further to the exchange above re my ex coming back for maintenance thru the residual clause in the property trust, now i have got my money out of the house and the monetary link between us is closed.
This issue is not satisfactorily resolved for my partner who is of the belief that we (through joint ownership of future assets) once we are married, and her own money are at risk from come back for future maintenance from the minute chance that my exs life completely unravels.
Please can you advise on what action could be taken and what the point of it would be.
I had interpreted your opinions as there was no chance of my ex getting maintenance redressed whatever her situation and no point taking it further.
I would like peace of mind here for the both of us.
Please can you be as precise as possible in clarification so i can share with my partner.