How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Clare Your Own Question

Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 33028
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
Type Your Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

Locked by Customer Service

Customer Question

Hello, I got married in the Seychelles in May 2013, since then I never lived with my wife. Due to the kind of work I do, I didn't have time to fix the divorce, and we both agreed to try to get a divorce via an british website, I payed all the solicitor costs, but finally when the papers arrived I saw that she tries to get money from me. Since we never lived on the same adress, and I find myself a new girlfriend just a few months after the wedding, can she even ask for anything from me? She is British, I am Dutch, and that Seychelles marriage document is not even recognised in my country, and I never signed any other paper for it in the UK. So basically my question is, is she intitled to get anything from me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is ***** *****
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What makes you think that she is asking for money from you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Claire,

Thank You for Your help.

We decided to get divorced via this site:

I payed to whole amount of the divorce fees, and when I get the paper where actually my wife is petitioning for divorce, there is a section with this text (where she crossed it √):

Financial Order (if you wish to make an application for a Financial Order)

(a) That the petitioner my be granted the following Financial Orders:

an order for maintenance pending suit/outcome

periodical payments order

secured provision order

lump sum order

property adjustment order

order under section 24B, 25B or 25C of the Matrimonial causes Act of 1973/paragraph 15, 25 or 26 of Schedule 5 to the Civil Partnership Act of 2004 (Pension Sharing/Attachment Order) or section 25F or section 21B of the 1973 Act or paragraph 19B or paragraph 34A of the 2004 Act (Pension Compensation Sharing/Attachment Orders)

She already signed the paper, only waiting for my signature, but I don't want to pay anything, because there's no need for that since we never lived together.

She also put a long letter called Additional information where she writes a whole bunch of lies that I cheated and stuff like that, but we were already broken up and I moved on with my life like she did.

Is it legal to ask for money from me? Since I already payed the whole divorce fee, I don't agree with this whole Financial Order that she put in, so I won't sign it.

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
In fact she is not actually asking you for money.
Ticking those boxes means that it is easier in future to apply for an Order dismissing all financial claims you have against each other.
The allegations that she makes have to be made if you want a divorce - and all those boxes need to be ticked to ensure that matters can be brought to a swift and final conclusion
Please ask if you need further details
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 33028
Experience: I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
Clare and other Law Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
< Previous | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther

Meet The Experts:

  • Jo C.

    Jo C.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Over 5 years in practice
< Last | Next >
  • Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Over 5 years in practice
  • Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    Qualified Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
  • Buachaill's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Barrister 17 years experience
  • Max Lowry's Avatar

    Max Lowry


    Satisfied Customers:

    LLB, 10 years post qualification experience
  • UK_Lawyer's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    I am a qualified solicitor and an expert in UK law.
  • Kasare's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Solicitor, 10 yrs plus experience in civil litigation, employment and family law
  • Joshua's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice