My x2b wants me to petition for divorce and has agreed a sum for me to buy him out of the house, although he has agreed to a considerably less sum than 50% of the equity (more like 20%) - I think he must need the money quickly. Will my solicitor agree to such a small amount and just do the conveyance bit for us, or will he need to consult my x2b about the amount agreed? I am worried if he has to appoint his own solicitor, they may advise him to go for more money and then I won't be able to afford it and will have to sell the house.
Thanks. I think my x2b wants to do it without solicitors. He thinks we can just do the house/money exchange (just change the names on the deeds with a conveyancer) and then do a quickie divorce through the courts on our own. This is tempting because we don't have many other assets and I'm not expecting any maintenance. It might save a lot of time and money? Hmm, decisions, decisions?