When anybody fills in a divorce petition they take all the financial boxes. It’s quite normal. It doesn’t mean he’s going to get anything and indeed, it actually doesn’t mean that he’s going to make the application.
If he does make the application, it is normal because you presumably want a line drawn under the marital finances and a financial order would do exactly that otherwise after divorce, the finances are in limbo and one of you could come after the other years after the event holding your hand out.
If he inherits a large chunk of money then you need to consider that in the financial order because you potentially have a claim against that part of it if there are little other monies in the marriage to look after you when you eventually get divorced.
For example, it would be grossly unfair for him to be living in the lap of luxury on his inherited wealth if you were in abject poverty.
With no financial order, you can come to him years later and hold your hand out. The financial order stops that but in all the negotiations his future wealth has to be taken into account.
Here are a couple of articles where there was no financial order and a spouse came out of the woodwork:
He can only get divorced with two years separation if you agree.
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