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Hi Clare, yes she had legal advice at the time. But my partner was under severe stress at the time. She did not say that to her solicitor. Her solicitor wanted to get her more but my partner sign whatever her ex husband sent. She got a barrister opinion about a year ago concerning the consent order she signed. He said it was valid as they both had independent legal advice.
They both had legal advice. That land was not mentioned specifically. But my partner thought it was included in the settlement. But it turns out it was not.
There is an option from a developer for £7million, as farmland 450k
He did not declare any values at the time. Any values he gave were very low on the other assets. He never submitted valuations or a financial statement at the time
It is investment land. They bought a 40 acre site in about 2004. The relevant land was bought 2 years later. They are adjacent to each other. They have different title deeds. The first bit of land was in the order, the other was not. My partner thinks they also had different loans agreements. My partner thinks he did not supply any information for the divorce. He just came up with the consent order, which my partner agreed to. In retrospect very unwisely. He definitely did not provide any valuations, other than his own estimates which were very low.
It was known as Cres Park Farm (fictitious name) with a title number quoted in the consent.
Yes, it probably would have been even though they were bought separately.
What my partner would like to do is either get her half of this or reopen the divorce settlement. The other part of the land would have some uplift value also as planning would be likely there also in the future.
Thank you very much