Forsyth, GA asked in Divorce and Probate for Georgia

Q: Is husband entitled to ex's settlement?

My husband's exwife filed some sort of medical claim or lawsuit while they were married. It is finally settled and she is just now getting compensation for it. Is he entitled to any of that?We are not really wanting any of it, however she has spent the last 2 years threatening to take him back to court. Has never followed through -- frankly because she doesn't have a leg to stand on. We just wanted to know if we could use the settlement to leave us alone. You know, threaten her with that as a rebuttal. She is constantly calling/texting and when he dismisses her and doesn't pay attention to it, she threatens to take him back to court. She says she will get more money, more stuff--they never had kids, she didn't have anything that wasn't already his, he doesn't pay alimony, they settled for a $$$$amount and he paid it. We just want to tell her to leave us alone or we'll come after your money and be able to do it truthful

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: He has no claim on her settlement. Tell him to just ignore her. If they don't have any children together, there is no reason for them to communicate.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, he doesn’t have a stake in the settlement that was received. It sounds as though they don’t have a reason to keep speaking, so they could just move on with their lives at this point.

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