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Clare
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hy divorced my wife left her with a five bed house and now

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hy divorced my wife left her with a five bed house and now she's chasing me with csa, 2 girls 23 and 17yrs old what can i do as if i sold the house i would have paid her lump sum or regular payments
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
When was the divorce?
When did you first hear from the CSA?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the divorce was 2010 not sure when i heard from the csa probably after the divorce

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What were the terms of the Final Financial Order made within the Divorce proceedings?
How much do you owe the CSA?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

there was no financial order at the time as i had also been made bankrupt around the same time . i owed the css just over £4000 and they have just taken £3100 from my account

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What happened to the house within the bankruptcy?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

nothing happened i was self employed at the time with two dependants so there was no money or assets to take so they left me alone

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
So the house remained in your joint names
How much is it worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the house was valued at £310,000 and we actually had two buyers ready to go until unbeknown to me my wife took it off the market . We had the house for four yrs and had a mortgage for £235,000. At the time are mortgage provider offered us a £35.000 get out as they no longer which to do mortgages. So on my calculation including fees would have left us with profit of £100,000. My name is ***** ***** on the title deed

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Why is your name no longer on the deeds?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Long story short my ex wife and mother defrauded me out of the house by promising to pay me a lump some of £5000 which i got £500 of and i believe some time after that got the css to chase me for payments. I explained to the css that i practically handed over the house to her but they are not interested

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
Was that agreement made in writing anywhere?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no unfortunately not as i foolishly trusted family but my brother was there to witness it

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have you remarried at all?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I did reply to this question but I will reply again as it doesn't seem like it logged I remarried three years ago and have a six month old son
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
That is a shame as it makes it difficult for you now to raise a claim against the house.
However if you have evidence of the the promise of £5,000 you can still pursue that - which will pay of the CSA bill
You can make the claim using the Money Claim online service here
https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/web/mcol/welcome
Your liability for Child Maintenance will end when your youngest turns 20 or ceases full time (more than 12 hours a week) Secondary education (A levels ir equivalent)
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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