This case shows just how important it is to get a final order in financial proceedings following divorce even when there is nothing.  The wife in this case pursued financial relief 19 years after decree absolute and was ultimately successful albeit the amount she was awarded was minute compared to the later acquired wealth of the husband.

We at Freeths always advise people to obtain a final financial relief order even if they think it unnecessary.  I have also been successful myself in a claim made three years or so after decree absolute when the parties had nothing at the time but husband then inherited a considerable sum.