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23 Jul 12 #344813 by Easteregg
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My stbx and I had our first FDR early June 2012, it was agreed out of court that my ex would give me some cash and a piece of land we own. He agreed before going into court to increase the amount of cash by £7500. When the Judge asked him how he proposed to raise the extra 7.5K my stbx said he would get a mortgage. (He has raised the rest of the money via a trust fund, which he denies!). The agreed dates were 56 days, which was early August to transfer house to him, land to me, and him to pay me the cash. Interest would be charged if this date was not met. The Judge said that he wanted stbx to get back to the court quickly (I think 2 weeks were mentioned, but not put on the order!) that he could raise the extra cash. If he failed to do this, we would both be back in court and the house be ordered to put on the market. I have chased my solicior, to no avail. I then contacted my barrister who got my stbx''s solicitor to contact mine within hours saying he had had a mortgage approved, and asking for a further 62 days, with no penalty fines for going over this date. Am I right in pushing for a quicker settlement? Or should I just wait and do nothing. Thank you.

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24 Jul 12 #344995 by Easteregg
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Please can anyone help me with this question. Thanks

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