Earlier this year my wife and I got divorced. I felt at the time pressurised, partly by my own solicitor, and also by a sense of guilt at my part in the events that caused the divorce, to accept, in my view, an insufficient sum in settlement for the family home (which I had built and owned for twenty years before meeting and marryng my wife). I now find myself faced with no realisitic prospect of re-housing myself again with the resources I have. However, her solicitor made an error in the consent order in my favour and excluded a 'clean break' clause such that she cannot make further claim on me, but I may be able to on her. It is porposed that this clause is inserted and I sign it off again as a matter of routine, and her solicitor has made an application to have this amendment made next Tuesday in Neath Court, South Wales. I wonder if you can offer an opinion as to whether it is worth making representation to the court to enable me to pursue a fairer settlement of the financial affairs, or is this process just a formality? NB, There are other paragraphs in the consent order which indicate my acceptance of a 'clean break for life and in death'. Thank you, ***** *****
It was dealt with in court.
Yes, that's right.