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02 Jul 12 #340512 by wesley1127
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hi , we came to an agreement and a consent form was drawn up by my ex wifes solicitor who took months to deal with every issue before their client signed it and i hand submitted it to court and had my Decree Absolute pronounced on the same day which i was holding back on. After a month the consent was sent back to my solicitor asking for both solicitors to sign , my solicitor signed it and sent to the other side who now refusing to sign because they feel that " full and frank financial disclosure hasnt been made by me " when we first started negotiating my wife alleged that ive got other accounts and properties which i have not declared ,this is untrue and then we came to an agreement , but now they refusing to sign , what can i do ?
the solicitor has sent back the consent form with a sarcastic letter to ask the judge for further Directions and the letter suggests that they not satisfied and their client not happy but she agreed !!
The only aspect which i didnt do was get property valuations everything else was dealt with by them .

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02 Jul 12 #340622 by Stanlaw
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It sounds as if you''ve got a binding agreement which your ex can''t go back on. Your solicitor should have a handle on this as you refer to having one but if not, you could seek one-off advice from a specialist family law solicitor many of whom would be happy to deal with this specific point on a fixed fee basis though he/she would need to see all the correspondence etc.

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02 Jul 12 #340647 by mez
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Hi not an expert but it sounds like you submitted the Consent Order but did not wait for it to be approved & rubber stamped by the judge.
It would have then become legally binding on the granting of your Absolute.

Without that seal of approval it counts for zilch legally, no matter what has been verbally agreed.

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