I agree a Clean Break would seem to be the way forward.
I guess my question though is still, is there a case for claim? In my (non-lawyer) mind, she walked away with nothing of her share of business, house equity, cash etc.
I''d like to know that if her ex took legal advice, he''d be told she is still entitled to much more, and perhaps not to harass her over things like this.
Divorce settlement depend on the overall circumstances. Any assets (including pensions) held in his/her/joint names form the matrimonial pot. This shared according to a checklist of factors is s25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. If one party has a higher income and/or the other spouse has a child of the family living with assets may be split 60:40, 80:20 or when the pot is small even 100:0 in favour of the lower income spouse/parent with the majority of childcare.
That''s why there is no substitute for independent legal advice from a family solicitor. Your partner would then be able to find out were they stand and what options there are in the particular circumstances.
BTW "Children of the family" means any child who lived with the divorcing couple as family.
Claims are just a number crunching exercise and letting emotions get in the way just hurts the wallet.