I went to see three solicitors but they couldn't help me. II found out the same day that besides losing the house I was being made bankrupt four weeks from then and I think I was in shock as I had always been very careful with money. My wife had been having the mail sent to a post office box number so I hadn't known about all this. I knew she had some debts but I thought that as the mortgage should have been nearly finished and I was working hard we could clear those once the house was paid for, I didn't realise how bad things were. When I was made bankrupt the insolvency service at Reading investigated the sale of the house and said they were getting a handwriting expert to check the signatures and they were satisfied they had been forged. My eldest eldest daughter went to the police about my wife fraudulently obtaining credit and loans in my daughter's name which has led to her having a poor credit history but they wouldn't take action as they said with her mental health state they couldn't do anything, so I didn't go to the police. My main concern at the time was for my children, as with my wife's overdoses it affected them, so we had a high social services involvement with the children. I didn't know what I could do about the house, but I am desperate to try and get something sorted out.
Yes I am willing to go to the police now, is that the best way forward?
They interviewed me for over three hours, they seemed to think I had hidden the money from the house sale somewhere and said they would investigate and get hand writing experts in to check the documents. Apart from a letter saying they would not take my pension and car into account I never heard anything else from them until I was discharged twelve months later
Hi, sorry I am a bit confused about what you said regarding my bankruptcy. I was discharged Sept 2010 so if I received any money now could the insolvency service still take it?
As for the house I know I wouldn't get it back outright, but surely as the house was sold illegally I must have some sort of case? The landlords legal team should not have just dealt with my wife, they just left her to sign the forms.
Thank you, Jim