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My ex-husband was a director and shareholder in a company and

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My ex-husband was a director and shareholder in a company and at the final divorce proceedings the court ordered that I should receive 50% of the proceeds of the shares when he received cash for them. Recently I found out that he had received £20,000 cash for the shares; I have contacted him regarding the matter but true to form he has not replied. It looks as if I will have to take him to court, but I suspect he has already spent the cash. Would it be better if I tried to engage a barrister or a solicitor to try and recover the money?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
A solicitor would be able to assist you with suing your husband for your share of the money.
However, nowadays it is also possible for you to contact a public access barrister directly who would be able to represent you in court
http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/instructing-a-barrister/public-access/
So, it is really your choice whether to engage a solicitor or a barrister, both should be able to assist you.
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Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is ***** ***** I am a family law specialist.
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
When was the Order made and what assets does your ex have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The order was made two years ago by the court in Nottingham. I'm not sure about assets he might have but he has a well paid job in Jersey and I want him to pay the money as ordered. If he refuses to pay or says he has spent it which court would I have to go to and what would the offence be classed as. I just want him to pay me as ordered plus any costs incurred by me. He has a history of not complying with the court orders and in the past he has had debts to me written off by the courts; he causes a lot of confusion when appearing in court by presenting reams of irrelevant paperwork.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for that
What evidence do you have of the amount that he received for the shares?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The CEO of the company emailed a solicitor with the amount for my benefit.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Excellent news.
You can start the process of enforcement yourself by using the form here
http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/d050k-eng.pdf
Once a hearing date is set you can then decide if you feel able to deal with the matter yourself - or need a Barrister to represent you and tell the Court what you know about your ex's financial position.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
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Experience: I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
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