This long after the divorce was finalized, there are not many options. And generally unless there are on-going issues related to child support and/or alimony, or fraud, there is nothing that can be done to change what happened in the past. I truly wish you the best of luck. And as an aside, if you found my direction helpful, and if you feel appropriate; could you be so kind as to designate my answer as the “best” answer to your question?
No, it is far too late now. If there is a child support order, that can be modified every three years. But, if not, the divorce is final. It's been 7 years. You need to get counseling and move forward. You can't keep looking backwards.
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From what you have said here, it is unlikely you can do anything legally. We do not know much about the situation that was present in your divorce, but if you were a couple with limited financial resources, there may not have been much point in making the divorce case more complicated. You can easily spend $20K more in attorney's fees and not get much more from the divorce. At the end of the day, it is not worth it.
My recommendation is that you focus on you. Don't let the creep ruin the next 7 years of your life too.
Proving abuse in a divorce at best typically gets you a slightly larger share of the marital assets. It won't get you all of the assets or extra spousal support (generally). It is usually not cost effective for a client to spend thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars in litigation costs to go into court and argue over whether the abuse occurred and how bad it was just to get an extra 5-10% of the marital assets, unless you and your ex-husband were extremely wealthy. Even then, you may have spent all of that money on a trial and walked away with the same share you would have received without the trial. Not to mention going through a trial to obtain a divorce would have prolonged your marriage. So although your lawyer may not have given you the moral victory you wanted in court he or she likely did what was in your best legal and financial interests.
Your divorce is a done deal. You can't keep living in the past. You need to seek out psychological counseling and move forward with your life.
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