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SETTING ASIDE A COURT ORDER

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14 Jul 12 #343146 by quoman
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SETTING ASIDE A Consent Order 4 Minutes ago




I have just discovered that my now ex-wife bought a house for CASH for £450,000 a month BEFORE we went to court to seek Consent Orders - this wasn''t mentioned in the financial disclosure (we had full disclosure) and on the basis that I believed all she had was what we jointly owned, I agreed to the consent order as I didn''t want her and my child to be homeless and short of money - I have also been paying child maintenance/holiday money/ad hoc money etc. All I was left with was around 36% of assets. I know that her dad died earlier in the year in question (2010), but she still bought the house for cash as the Land Registry title deed shows "Lender - NONE". As I only agreed to the consent order ­base­d upon what was disclosed, can I go back to court via the original solicitor and seek for it to be set aside/cancelled or whatever the legal term is and claim what is rightly mine?? Thank you for reading this!!

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14 Jul 12 #343158 by Fiona
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Yes, certainly speak to your solicitor. Non disclosure of a substantial amount is a reason for setting said a Consent Order.

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14 Jul 12 #343162 by quoman
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Hi Fiona-That''s good news hopefully!!! Thanks very much for your prompt reply.

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