Can someone tell me whether an ex who is remarried can lay claim to your house etc once divorce settlement has been reached and concluded? I now own my own house following divorce settlement. My ex is seeking financial remedies 4 years after the chattells were split, 2 years since I moved out of the marital home and three years after the divorce and settlement. Any advice would be welcome.
Hi, the actual financial split was done via the courts. The chattells (household effects)were split without the courts intervention. It was a little complicated because the marital home was sold for re-development. I negotiated a rental agreement with the developers and stayed on in the house until I could find somewhere to live. My ex wanted to take all the doors/floors/architraves etc from the house before it was demoloished, sell it and split 50/50. However, I couldn''t see how this was possible as we sold the house and then it was rented back to me. The day I moved out the developers were actually standing over me waiting for me to give them my door keys! Before I moved out I managed to get someone to remove the firepaces (they were cemented and not screwed in)the bathroom suite and a cast iron Rayburn. I was unable to sell them on ebay or the local demolition company (who wanted money to remove them!) and I gave them away - apart from the Rayburn which I left in the garage. I told my ex about the Rayburn, suggesting he should attempt to sell it. I don''t think he did. I can only assume that he is after recompense for the fireplaces etc. The kids lived with me up until just before I moved out. It was an awful time - they were put through CAFCASS twice. In the end to stop the bickering I gave in. Maintenance was done through the CSA and I am up to date with payments.
Cant beleive that this nightmare continues...