I was divorced in 2001 after a 36 yr marriage. During the marriage I was injured by my drunken husband periodically, sometimes severely. I began having difficulty in recent years with my equilibrium, About a half year ago I received diagnostic proof, that I have had numerous concussions, as indicated by a SPECT thermal tomography brain scan. I have professionally consulted with a psychiatrist, a neuropsychologist, and a neurologist, and all concur that I have brain damage, suffer from PTSD, battered wife syndrome, and stockholm syndrome. Shortly before my divorce my husband came over to the house, and assaulted me, and was arrested for aggravated domestic battery. He is a very successful businessman, and I believe, I left around 10 million dollars on the table, because I was traumatized at the time of divorce, and lacked the capacity to defend myself in court.
Your chances of changing a 2001 agreement are just about minus 10. While you can always file a motion to set aside a prior ruling you have to have a basis and those are limited. One of the first things a court will ask is where you have been for the past 15 or so years and why should it try to go back in history to re-deal with issues that were there years before?
You are allowed to ask a lawyer in the area where the divorce happened and the court orders were entered but don't be surprised if you are told you no longer have a case.
Unfortunately, it would be nearly impossible unless you could show fraud at the time the order was entered. You would have to show that the order was "void" at the time it was entered and that is an extraordinarily high burden in your case.
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