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Husband Has Done A Runner!!!!

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07 Aug 07 #1816 by scottishlady
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Hi....
I have just discovered this site today, so please bear with me...
About three weeks ago my husband left unexpectedly (although he does work away from home)...he has emptied our bank account and cancelled my cards. He called home last week to say he wants a divorce and wants to sell the house...I have consulted a solicitor, she says I should continue to pay the mortage, bills etc, but since I only work part time, I am going to struggle to be able to do this long term, she says that if I can get an address for my husband then she can take steps to contact him for financial help....where on earth does one start to trace someone? i know which town he is working in - that's all....:dry:

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07 Aug 07 #1823 by Fiona
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07 Aug 07 #1827 by scottishlady
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Thankyou very much for that advice......
I live in England, the house is in my husbands name, so, the building society won't discuss it with me...
I cannot find an address or telephone number for his employer....
I shall certainly tell him (should he call again) that I need an address for my solicitor, whether he will be forthcoming or not is questionable...He emptied the account in cash, so can't trace him from that...
I have no idea where he may 'frequent' while he is away, so I can't go down that route unfortunately....
I have spoken with his family, and they seem to be as much in the dark as I am...:(

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08 Aug 07 #1830 by divwiki
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As the Building Society have difficulties talking about the mortgage, you might like to try CAB for both general advice and an appointment with a Debt Counsellor to help you get on top of things.

It'll probably feel good for you to know you have sme support.

Good luck and I hope you find the coward soon!;)

p.s. although this was probably a strategy by him, there is a slim (very slim) risk that he is having some kind of breakdown so you could try National Missing Persons Bureau and the nearest Community mental health Team to where you last know he was, probably your local one?

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08 Aug 07 #1843 by scottishlady
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Thankyou for that information.....
I don't think he has any sort of breakdown, as he seems capable of stopping my debit card, and withdrawing a considerable amount of money out of our joint account....
I have managed to find out the name and address of the company that he is working for today...... but they wouldn't give me any information....
does anyone have any suggestions as to the next step I might take?????

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