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Hello for clarification - how long were you married?
what is the money he's refusing to give you?
May I have the full background detail here please, including, 27 years of what?
If he won’t give you part of the house proceeds or any marital finances, then you are faced with applying to court for a financial order to compel him to give you that.
You need to apply to court for a financial order. That is normally done as part of the divorce process but as you are now divorced, you will need to apply to court to make the application for the order after the time has expired.
As part of the process you have to start with mediation.
If he ignores all the correspondence and doesn’t attend mediation, the whole thing will end up in court.
If he continues to ignore correspondence, the court will make an order in his absence which is unlikely to be favourable for him.
As part of the order application process is required to disclose all his finances as indeed you are. You can also ask him to disclose those of his wife because although you have no claim on his wife’s assets as such, they do affect his needs the money in the future if for example she is wealthy.
If you have no experience of dealing with this, you might want to consult a solicitor
The application fee is £255.Depending on court loading and response times, it’s not going to be quick and you would certainly be looking months if not over 12 months. It isnt quick.
Here is a little reading would do remember that you would have to apply to the court to apply of out of time because you are now divorced.
If you have solicitors acting for you, depends on whether he argues becomes difficult, as to how much it’s going to cost you because you won’t necessarily recover all that money but the solicitor may look at the facts and decide to wait for payment so it’s worthwhile speaking to a solicitor in any event. There is no legal aid for this unfortunately.
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I’m afraid that there is no legal aid for any divorce matters unless he has been violent towards you or there is any child abduction threat. This is no legal aid or any financial assistance for any money claim from him although you may get solicitors to deal with the no-win no fee if they feel is that there is a good chance of recovering something
There are some 50,000 solicitors in the country and I would not know any in your area. However you can search the Law Society website for both firms and individuals, based upon postcode and the areas of practice.
you may have to ring quite a few and struggle to find one who will do no-win no fee for you.