After 5 or more years of living apart, you can get divorced on the grounds of five years separation whether you consent or not so it doesn’t matter whether you agree or not, he can just do it.
As part of the divorce proceedings, you need to apply for a financial order or he does and when that is sealed by the court, it draws a line under it and you don’t lose it.
I will contest the divorce of I were you, I don’t know what grounds he is divorcing you, but I would just sign the papers and send them back. Tell him that you will sign them provided he agrees that he will not pursue you for the cost of the divorce even if he uses solicitors that’s only about 1500 in any event.
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