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Ex wife refuses to sign property deed

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25 Apr 12 #326557 by mickeym1
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Hi

In the Consent Order the judge has ordered that the former marital home becomes mine and that I should receive all the proceeds from the sale. I am now in the process of buying a new property and have a Deed form to sign from the land registry, which also requires the signature of my ex wife.

Because the divorce was quite bitter she is refusing to sign it, despite receiving the Decree Absolute and the Consent Order.

What can I do please?

Many Thanks

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25 Apr 12 #326575 by fairylandtime
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Hi mickym1

really not sure what you can do, am in a simular situation - Consent Order agreed for FMH to be signed over to me & for me to take on the Morg. (Dec 11)

To date X has not signed the Tfr of Equity for to take him off, 3 reminders sols costs etc etc No reason (X wanted off the Morg & had CO changed to ensure I was only given X number of days (now expired))- but what can I do, & now realise the Morg offer might expire also & will have to start it all again.

If anyone can advise on this issue for both of us?

JJx :(:(

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26 Apr 12 #326668 by cookie2
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I would write to her, saying that if she refuses to sign within 14 days, you will apply to court to force her signature or for a judge to sign in her place. Also you will be claiming the costs of this court action from her.

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26 Apr 12 #326671 by stepper
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I think I remember reading that a Judge can sign the document for her if she does not sign. No doubt a legal expert can confirm or refute this.

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