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15 Jun 14 #436830 by jules68
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:SHi there wonder if anyone can advise me what to do ??? Just over a year ago myself and my son who is ( 19 years old ) were made homeless by my STBX as a result of an occupation order... to cut to the chase after a very long and hard 21 years of being bullied and controlled i am now left up to my neck in debt and outstanding bills from the old property where I used to live. the problem I face in the companies concerned are chasing me and i have spoken to my solicitors about it only to be told to hold fire !!! but the divorce has being dragging on now since the 30th march 2012...... can anyone advise whats best to do as im worried sick.

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15 Jun 14 #436852 by driven40
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Could your solicitor write to them and explain that it is part of an ongoing dispute?

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15 Jun 14 #436853 by juliette0307
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They can''t get what you don''t have. What you have now is priceless and can''t be taken away, and that is your freedom and control over your life.
If it''s that bad, bankruptcy can be an unpleasant but liberating option. Your solicitor would probably be the best adviser.

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15 Jun 14 #436859 by Gillian48
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Hi - you don''t say what or who you owe the money to - if it''s credit card debts or a mortgage company or even utility company speak to them direct or write to them explain the situation you''re in. They often would rather take a nominal payment of say £5 a month or whatever you can afford until the situation is sorted. Credit card companies may also freeze the interest payments. I was In a similar situation - still am and they are very helpful taking just a nominal payment every month. One even accepted £2 a month! I won''t ever pay them off at the rate I pay but at least I''m trying and it helps my situation at the moment. Maybe when things are sorted payment could increase. ?
Or seek the advice from CAB or your solicitor.

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15 Jun 14 #436863 by jules68
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Thank you so much for the response xx
I will take your advise.... unfortunately i cant go for bankruptcy because i have the FMH that needs to be split with me hopefully STBX... ( why does divorce drag on ) drives me mad .


Thank you again Jules68

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