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I got divorced from my ex husband in 1992. I didn't go to court

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I got divorced from my ex husband in 1992. I didn't go to court although my solicitor at the time told me we were, he said there was a backlog in the courts and it would take a while. I had been married for 24 years and was suffering from depression at the time. my ex husband, a barrister, insisted that all I was entitled to was the equity on the house, £11,000, and he wanted a clean break. I eventually sold the house I was still living in and ended up homeless. I eventually accepted the money and that was that. there wasn't a court case pending as I found out by ringing the court myself. does any of this sound right to you?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What other assets were there?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

apart from the house that we lived in I don't know of any other assets. we had a car each.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Were there any children involved?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no the youngest was eighteen at the time.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jo
What income did you each have at that time - and just to check you got all the assets
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I was able to earn £12,000 a year when I could fine secretarial work which was few and far between at that time. my ex was earning around £50,000 a year.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
It could be argued that you should also have received spouse maintenance given the difference in your incomes, but sadly there is nothing that you can do about it after all this time.
I wish I could tell you something different
Please ask if you need further details
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