Further to our exchange, i would like to subsequently clarify if it is worthwhile taking this any further - having wrote to my ex saying i wanted closure re this residual maintenance a- i have just received this reply (without recourse to legal) -:
'To put your mind to rest, and to clarify the 10p issue...
It is standard practice to leave in a nominal fee by way of a precaution. IF in extreme circumstances I lost the house, became ill, had NO assets or equity, then I could look to you (through the court) for some support. To do that, I would have to present the court with full disclosure of my situation to amend the agreement. Fortunately, given my situation, this is VERY unlikely to happen.
Hope this helps'.
My issue now is this a position that a court would accept if i was to take it any further. In other words is it worth me taking it forward i assume by challenging this clause in the trust under the divorce? to remove this risk / protect myself against her coming after me. Or is there no point in me persuing this , as she says she would have to go back to court herself to prove it, so anything i do in the interim, she still has that right in extremis.... Can you advise what options i have and whether any are worth persuing or if this response in and of itself is a resolution. Thank you, John.