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Consent order from the court - worthless!

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07 Jul 20 #513167 by EmpireState
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Five years ago the court issued a Consent Order which we both signed, among other things required us to list our jointly held matrimonial home for sale on the market by September of that year(2015). I left the court assuming I had an enforceable order from the court. Here we are five years later and my ex wife has managed to mess us about only agreeing to list it off and, plus doing other things to discourage the sale. (Brexit and now the COVID 19 examples of her discouraging showing the house. She’s loving it!). I’m in a panic and running out of cash to live on let alone paying legal fees. We do have a court date in November to take her off the sale committee. That should cost me another 20 K which I don’t have. Even now I’m hesitant to call my solicitor and spend another £1000+ just to get an answer to my current question, which is, “What can I do now to get things rolling?” I take in £1000 per month from pensions, (she still owes me half of her pensions which is another issue), my outflows are £2 to 3000 per month. I am rapidly running out of capital which I should be living off of, not on. I’m in a panic! Can any one help? I’m 77yo old so a line of credit is impossible to obtain. Any suggestions on any of this?

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