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Financial Order after Decree Absolute

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17 Nov 17 #497679 by CantCope
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Hello, I am hoping someone can provide me with some advice on here, as I'm at the end of my tether!
I left my ex-husband 3 years ago and our divorce was finalised in January this year. He divorced me on adultery (but I paid for it). There was no financial/Consent Order so I understand we are both still able to claim from the other for money??
Anyway, I signed the house (my share of the equity). I just wanted to get away from the marriage. He is now threatening to come after me for half of a redundancy payment I received whilst we were still married. My question is, although I understand if there is no financial order in place before Decree Absolute, can he still chase me for money that was received and spent during the marriage?? Or is the financial order to protect you from future monies received/earnt, etc?
Sorry if I'm not making much sense, but I am totally out of my depth here and could really do with some advice.
Thanks :unsure:

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17 Nov 17 #497685 by WYSPECIAL
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It will be based on your financial circumstances now. He won’t be able. To claim something that no longer exists

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