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20 Jul 20 #513350 by robbob
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So our divorce came through very quickly in February this year, my ex decided she wanted it going through quick without a financial order included at that time to speed the divorce up.

we had a discussion about dividing the finances, which basically means I come away with nothing from the house where the children continue to live and she retains the debts she has run up (but argues they are joint debts).

A bank loan taken out to pay towards the deposit of the former matrimonial home in the name of her father.
A bank loan taken out in her sole name which was taken out to primarily purchase her vehicle but extended later.
The bank joint account overdraft which was extended from £300 to £800 upon separation.

Her new partner basically stated that if this wasnt agreed that they would quite happily just move, selling the house a a potential loss (only bought 2 years ago) and then I would be left with debt.

The interesting part is that despite only meeting him in Sep last year they are engaged to marry shortly, not that this bothers me. The complication however is that I believed this to be about 6 months away, but potentially (keeping it a secret from me) it would be within 5 weeks (again I have no issue with this), however as of now her solicitor is wanting confirmation of details of the above agreement inorder to to draw up the legal side and submit to court.

The bit that Im trying to get round is firstly does this generally sound reasonable and secondly if they do remarry in a few weeks before I have signed the legal paperwork doesnt isnt she disbarred from making a claim?

Hope my ramblings are clear enough for some info/advice
wanting to get an idea before potentially having to pay legal costs as finances are tight atm.

Thanks in advance

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