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I appreciate there was no formal order five years ago but do you accept that at the time you took this in full and final settlement?
Because he has now come into some more money for whatever reason, do you have reason why you feel you may want some more money from him?
Please confirm that you are not remarried or cohabiting. Thank you
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What the court would look at, if you went back to court for more money from him is whether you agreed what happened all those years ago in full and final settlement and whether you had simply now changed your mind and wanted more because he had come into money.
Basically was there an agreement and have you now changed your mind?
It is not unknown for impoverished spouses to come out of the woodwork years after the event and make a claim for a chunk of money from their latterly enriched spouses. The person making the claim must not be married again and if they cohabit, it greatly reduces the amount of the claim they would get. It’s based upon need and not about equalising incomes.
There is no legal aid for this and you either DIY or use solicitors.
I think you potentially have a claim but it may be hardfought
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