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30 Jul 07 #1653 by phoenix
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My ex and I have just swapped form E and I find he is not giving a true financial statement.

Has anyone else experienced this and found a way to resolve it/find out someones true credit background without paying solicitors to do so?

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30 Jul 07 #1655 by CollaborativeFamilyLaw
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It would have been easier if you had given us some idea of the extent of his suspected non disclosure. If it appears to be material a draft questionaire should be prepared and your representative yould ask the judge to make a first appointment direction ordering him to answer the same. Clearly the court and you need to know roughly what is in the family pot by the time of the FDR when,all going well,your case will settle.

Beware of going on a wild goose chase...there is no easy or cheap alternative to good legal help, private investigators are often very expensive.

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30 Jul 07 #1656 by phoenix
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Thank you for your reply.

There are a few things that I know of which he has not included and altho saying he is £18K in debt he has not proved so with statements. he has moved in with a new partner and refurbed the place from top to bottom and has enjoyed foreign holidays each year and is saying that any possessions belong to his new partner and any expensive items on credit are in his new partners name, even the mortgage, even tho she only works part time! I know of shares he has cashed in from policies we have in joint names etc. Someone mentioned to me that they saw on TV that you could do a financial/credit search on anyone. Just wanted to find out what I can without it costing me anything at the moment and would be useful to know what he is and isnt named on. Dont want things to get 'nasty' and [stupidly]thought he would make an honest statement. the marital home is having to be sold as I can not afford to buy it on my own(with me paying the extra joint mortgage since Dec when it came out of fixed rate) and am only guessing what I may be entitled to in order to look for another home - as the marital home is now sold I dont want to lose purchasers because we cant reach financial settlement quickly enough. Local housing authorities/council is not an option as, because I own equity in a property, I am nowhere near 'the top of the list'. Shared ownership property also not an option as you have to have 75% mortgage (cant use equity as downpayment) which I cant afford.

Just want to bypass the solicitors fees as much as I can and do as much as possible myself.

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30 Jul 07 #1658 by sexysadie
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It is pretty cheap to search the Land Registry online to see if his name is registered as joint owner of the place he and his new partner are living in.

Best wishes,
Sadie

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30 Jul 07 #1659 by Shelia
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Just downloaded details of a property which included whose names are on the deeds and name of mortgage company and price paid for property and when. Cost me £3.00 from Land Registry site.

Hope this helps

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30 Jul 07 #1660 by phoenix
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yes thanks, now just need to find out what mortgages etc., he is named on
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