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23 Nov 07 #7427 by topaz
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my sol has written the above under my order sought on my E form. There are other bits down as well which I understand but the charge back I'm not sure.Does it mean if I get the house but don't have enough money to pay him off initially I can owe it to him in the future(within a set time limit) or what?

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23 Nov 07 #7434 by LittleMrMike
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Without knowing the details, I would say that your solicitor is probably wanting to keep his options at this stage as open and flexible as possible. I don't see anything particularly wrong with this.

A charge back is an arrangement whereby one party is awarded property ( typically, the marital home ) and the other spouse has a charge on the property which becomes realisable on the happening of certain specified triggering events, such as the re-marriage of the spouse who has the property, or dependent children reaching 18.

I think you've got the general idea but can't comment any further without full knowledge of the circumstances.

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