12 Aug 2020 11:14 - 04 Jan 2021 13:28#513650by Gustaf
Topic posted by Gustaf
I have been reading this forum for some time now, and it has been really helpful to get some genuine information as I'm on a low budget and sollicitor fees are just outrageous!
Form A has recently been submitted, however no court date known yet. (I'm trying to reach the court, the East London Family Court, but they simply don't pickup the phone and the line is disconnected?)
I'm worried that it will take a long time to complete the financial proceedings, and feel it might be beneficial to get the decree absolute in place to protect any future inheritance as my parents are in their 70's.
Would getting the decree absolute now achieve this goal? Or would it always be possible for her to access my inheritance until a clean break order has been given?
Last edit: 04 Jan 2021 13:28 by Gustaf. Reason: removed some details
Even with a decree absolute in place there is a continuing financial claim until you have a legally binding financial order in place.
If there are sufficient funds to meet your respective reasonable needs any inheritance you received prior to financial settlement may be left out of the equation. If there aren't, the funds from inheritance would be a factor.