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05 Nov 07 #5882 by weespud
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Hiya,
My husband's ex wife is taking him to court for ancillary relief, 3 years after their divorce.

she's claiming that she is suffering great hardship. they have two girls aged 9 and 6 but he pays the CSA for them. The money she is claiming for will be for her.

she's on benefits but has a degree but won't work. We do work but really don't have much more than she does - i earn £20 a month more than she gets in benefits.

anyone know if she can do this and if we can stop her?

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05 Nov 07 #5892 by dun
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Unless he got a 'Clean Break' in the divorce there is little that can be done to prevent her trying to get spousal support. This does not mean she will be sucessful.

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05 Nov 07 #5894 by Fiona
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It's possible to claim ancillary relief when there was no legally binding financial settlement. Whether applying for SM is successful usually depends on the needs of one party and the ability to pay of the other.

Looking on the bright side, ancillary relief will settle matters once and for all so there can be no future claims against capital.

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