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03 Sep 12 #353554 by rubytuesday
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How much money are we talking about, because trying to alter a MoA could be costly, and you could end up spending more in legal fees than you are trying to claim.

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03 Sep 12 #353564 by lou62
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I would be able to claim legal aid,hes offered me 1,500 for 29 years of marriage, of which i was a stay at home mum to our four children,i walked away almost 2 years ago with my clothes and nothing else..

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03 Sep 12 #353565 by rubytuesday
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How much equity is in the house, and what other marital assets are there?

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03 Sep 12 #353566 by lou62
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not much equity and he wants to keep the house on and our kids live there so i dont want to hurt them,he works but thats about it really..just seems unfair to me that i get so little...

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03 Sep 12 #353568 by rubytuesday
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Without knowing what other assets or the actual amount of equity at the time of separation, its difficult to comment as to whether the £1.5k is "unfair" or not.

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03 Sep 12 #353579 by Fiona
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You can reach another agreement changing the terms of the Separation Agreement by another a minute. It is possible to have a Separation Agreement set aside by the court up to a year after divorce if it is unfair, but as Ruby said the legal expenses involved aren''t insignificant. So a judgement call has to be made as to how much more could be gained at what cost.

If there is significant equity involved or pensions my suggestion would be to seek a legal opinion and if possible try to negotiate a change. It isn''t in either party''s interest to run up legal bills by going to court.

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