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10 Sep 07 #3091 by deve
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Last week myself and my ex2b agreed upon some financial issues arrising from our breakup...e.g equity, assets, child maintenence. I had myself and him signed a self mocked up document relating to this issues and it was signed and witnessed by my father and his mother. This was really just in preparation for our separtion agreement which won't be decided for a while longer yet.

How would this self certified document stand up if he decides to change his mind....once again!? Today he is saying that he no longer agrees to the terms stated unless I agree to divorce him in the next 6 weeks!

This situation changes from day-to day!

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10 Sep 07 #3116 by gone1
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Hi Deve. Its my understanding that agreements made this way can be contested if you have not sought legal advice when you did so. But it does show intent. These sorts of documents are normaly formailsed so that each of you can follow them and a modicum of trust is involed. If he is saying this already then I dont think any volentary agreement will be stuck to.

I was frog marched down to a solicitors to sign a seperation deed. I was left in no doubt what would happen to me if I didnt sign. Her and her BF were present. I have been told that this deed is not worth the paper. I hadent recieved legal advice when I signed it. So I am OK. I hope. Chris.

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10 Sep 07 #3137 by deve
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I do see what you are saying, we have agreed a financial settlement and want to get this tied up before proceeding with any divorce proceedings. I suppose what I am asking, is it sufficient to get a solicitors letter or an financial affidavit detailing the settlement that we both hold copies of, as long as the details are comprehensive and state what the settlement involves for both of us?

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11 Sep 07 #3223 by beckster2
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my x2b agreed terms, I have him recorded verbally on tape and yet he cannot be held accountable to this or any written agreement because it was not drafted by a solicitor; he was not advised by a solicitor and witnessed by a legal representative (family and friends are biased). I was advised of all of this at my initial appointment with my solicitor!!

Ain't the law an absolute ass!!
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