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Enforcing the sale of a French property

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31 May 12 #334356 by fluff46jackson
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Hi, I divorced my ex wife back in 2005. We jointly owned a small cottage in France and it was agreed at the time in the Consent Order that she should retain the UK house and that the french house should be sold and that I should receive the proceeds of that sale, which is the only thing I walked away from the marriage with! The cottage has finally sold for only 11,000 euros and she is not signing the paperwork which is necessary for the sale to be completed, despite having verbally agreed to do so. I need to be able to enforce that part of the Consent Order but am unsure how to go about it. It is all further complicated by the fact that I now live in Spain, cannot travel due to serious health issues and have only limited pension income. Any advice would be gratefully received

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31 May 12 #334417 by justmekim
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Hi
I am no expert, but I would go back to the solicitor and tell them that she is being difficult.
Good luck

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