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07 May 20 #512325 by Vigorate
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It's difficult to advise if the situation would be better or worse without knowing all the details of how the original deal was arrived at.

If the original deal was heavily in your friends favor (i.e. the % of the house, pensions, etc) it could be that all of this would be looked at again in conjunction with the 200K.

What is the amount of money the XH has to pay within a certain time frame or the house is sold? What is the value of the outstanding mortgage compared to this amount of money and the 200K inheritance?


I wouldn't take the letters from your XH's solicitor too seriously, its their job to represent the interests of their client.

Hopefully someone else here can give an opinion.

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Based on the summary provided, I cannot see how your friend could be worse off either. As the matter is before the court, I guess you will have to see how things play out if the XH does not settle.

I presume she asked the court for an additional 100k to the original settlement payments?

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It would seem highly unlikely that an extra £200k in the pot would leave your friend worse off but equally we don't know why the original order was weighted against her.

Was it a short, childless marriage with the majority of pensions and assets built up beforehand?

How was the ex aware of the inheritance? How long before they split up did the person he inherited from die? Was he the executor?

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