Briefly, I got a DIY divorce. I didn't seek any legal advice, and the total marriage duration from marriage to decree [url=Glossary/General/Absolute.html ]absolute[/url] is 2 years 5 months.
I didn't think the ex-wife could get anything once divorce is final, but we all know that was a mistake. I've received a form A. I now realise she can potentially keep coming back to do this. As part of dealing with the financial order application, can I request for a clean break, or must I handle it separately?
Additionally, I think she is asking for too much. She wants a 10k lump sum. She works, and being young with university education, has decent earning potential (I do earn more, however). I paid for everything during the marriage, and was barely able to save anything, until she vacated the property.
Insights, requests for additional information welcome.
Thanks for reading.
EDIT: Forgot to mention. No children. No properties. No pension. No investments, just a modest amount of cash.
She has not instructed solicitors. I don't really wish to pay much, if I am honest. The 10k is almost the entirety of my cash savings, depending to what extent entirely my \"belongings over 500\" count for (have a few high value items, some of which have much less value now than their original purchase price).
Form E's have not yet been exchanged, so I don't know exactly what she has.
I'm mostly interested to know if I can clean break as part of these proceedings, in order to avoid this again in the future.