After a drawn out battle, I now have a court ratified Consent Order which amongst other things transfers the house to me once he has paid off the mortgage.
My solicitor is saying that I must pay for the legal aspects of the transfer but given I have already spent far more than I can afford (ex earns loads and I am unemployed), is this the case or can I get him to action it?
If your solicitor charges by the hour then the work has to be paid for. If you agreed a fixed fee to include the implementation the work should be part of the fixed fee but I doubt that this is the case.
Yes I pay my solicitor by the hour but my concern is whether there is some rule that says that I (the petitioner) who is getting the house has to pay for my solicitor to carry out the transfer process (as opposed to my ex instructing his solicitor to transfer the house to me)?