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31 Dec 07 #9746 by carling210
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Hi, My wife left me 6 years last october, my solicitor has tried on numerous occasions to get my wife to mediate but to no avail, she will not answer letters exchanged between our solicitors.

A year after she left I decided to put our house on the market which is in joint names, & in one week of the property being on the market I had a buyer, she refused to let me sell it.

In the six years she has been gone no contribution has been made by her to the mortgage repayments, or a loan in joint names. My solicitor advised me to go for ancillary relief but said going by her past history it would be expensive around £5,000 that I would not be able to get back, so gave up on that Idea I just could not afford to do it. I have the Decree Nisi but my solicitor said to get absolute the financial side would have to be sorted.

My questions are what would a judge rule on a situation like this? And any advice on what to do next?

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31 Dec 07 #9747 by Specialdad
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You dont need consent or even any contact with her.

1. File the form to start financial proceedings with court.

2. Get the court to serve the papers at her last address.

3. Will take a long time but you will get a judgement eventually.

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01 Jan 08 #9756 by loobyloo
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carling hi
well its a lengthy process and costly if you use lawyers etc, enough help on here to steer you through preliminary stages to get things moving as suggested by sp dad
good luck and use this site
looby

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