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House not selling

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15 May 12 #330617 by wammcl
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Awaiting Nisi, house on market but not selling. Both under same roof because of financial situation - both need equity to start again and settle debts. Kids 17 and 19. If house doesn''t sell by time of Absolute, what could happen in terms of who lives where/who gets what in the meantime? Don''t want to be in same situation in 6 moths - year''s time. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel??

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15 May 12 #330621 by cookie2
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Do you have a Consent Order?

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15 May 12 #330626 by wammcl
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No nothing like that yet. His sol has my full financial disclosure (he is petitioner), we are awaiting his CETV (asked for it a month ago - 23 years as teacher/deputy head)

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15 May 12 #330631 by cookie2
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It''s normally a good idea to get the Consent Order signed and sealed before the house is sold. There''s very little you can do to push a sale if there is no CO.

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15 May 12 #330636 by wammcl
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What''s your advice in terms of what the Consent Order should say in this respect? Thanks for helping out.

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15 May 12 #330639 by cookie2
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That depends on many many factors. The financial split in divorce depends on the figures.

The most important facis agreement. If you are in agreement with your ex then you should have that agreement made formal, so that neither of you can change your mind, and if necessary it can be enforced at a later date.

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15 May 12 #330642 by wammcl
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Thanks for this. I suppose what I''m really worried about is what might the Consent Order say if we can''t sell the house and therfore can''t afford to go our separate ways - 17 year old still at home to look after too. Could it say that we spent certain days a week at the house separately until house is sold? He''s happy to live like this as this is how it has been for the last 5 years in any case. I''m not so happy as I would be the oen clearing up after him. Nightmare.

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