I am a respondent in a divorce, the Decree Nisi has been granted. I would like to negotiate a financial agreement but my STBX will not respond to my messages.
We separated in July 2017 and he had a Separation Agreement drawn up so that i would only have what i walked away with. I didn't agree with the terms of the agreement and signed it under duress (he told me if i wanted to seek legal advice or make any amendments to it i would have to pay for the whole thing, something which i wasn't in a position to be able to do). We had no children together, we lived in a house which he (and his ex partner) have a mortgage on. We were together for 11 years - married for 6. I contributed to the house from day 1 and raised his son who lived with us (full custody).
I have approached him to come to a fair financial arrangement but he has not responded.
I am not in a financial position to enter into a long drawn out battle over settlement using solicitors (our divorce is DIY). I was hoping to be able to have a Consent Order drafted but without response from him it is unlikely. I would like the matter finalised to prevent any claims, either way, in the future.
Can anyone advise a way forward? I am 50/50 whether to pursue it or let sleeping dogs lie.