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Power of Attorney

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22 Oct 07 #5088 by deve
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My ex2b is planning to move abroad in the next month or two. Not only is he running away literally but he is ignoring from the fact that I need his written consent with a solicitor to allow me to sell our properties. If he does not sign over power of attorney to a solicitor or family member before he leaves, can I apply to the courts to sell our assets without his consent as he will now abroad at an unknown address and is no longer paying the joint mortgages?

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06 Nov 07 #6032 by DownButNotOut
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I don't know the detail of how this happens, but I can confirm that as part of Ancillary Relief proceedings if one party is non-contactable / non-cooperative and all reasonable efforts have been made then a Judge can sign an order for sale on the marital properties.

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07 Nov 07 #6054 by wscowell
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Spot on. The Court has this power, s39 Supreme Court Act 1981. And they will use it if asked and there is good reason, as in this case.

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07 Nov 07 #6085 by deve
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Thanks guys for the advice, I shall speak to my solicitor about it at our next meeting and see if this can be implemented.

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