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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
For clarity - you can already prove that your former mother in law has given two properties away?
So you can already prove that she has divested herself of assets and counter that statement by your wife - what more information do you think you need?
On what basis is your ex actually seeking more money - is this a variation of maintenance application?
What stage have you reached so far - has there been a first hearing?
What assets has your ex given to the children?
You do understand that she cannot actually have a Pension Sharing Order - the valuation is about balancing assets?
You do not need your former mother in law to give evidence.
You already have all the information that you need to fight this case based on the evidence already available to you
Simply present the evidence that you have when the time comes and point out that her financial position is pf her own making
Please ask if you need further details
Who has told you that there will be capital balancing done?
I do not know which of my colleagues you have spoken to I am afraid but it was not me
Would it be possible to see the final Order made in 1995?
I suggest that you write back to her lawyers and point out that in 1995 it was not poissible to make any form of Pension Sharing Order and the legislation that introduced it was not retrospective.
The only matter before the court is the Variation of Maintenance and an exploration of the financial needs of each party
And no in fact you cannot in these circumstances summons your ex mother in law
Yes ut does - but it does not apply to divorces started prior to 2000 - you are safe
Yes just go through the process - your case is shapeing nicely