Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Yes it is.
Sadly duress can only be used where there was a threat of violence or harmIf you knew what you were agreeing to and there was no threat, its not duress
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honestCan I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you for your question
My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 30 years.
To give a more comprehensive answer i need to know how long you have lived together and are there any children involved?
How far have the divorce proceedings reached and why do you wish to go back on your agreement?
How much is the equity?
My apologies for any delay - an early start at Court today.
Yes she feels she will not be able to afford to rent? - with over £300,000 available?
How far have the divorce proceedings reached?
How far has the sale progressed?
Just to check contracts have actually been exchanged?
Excellent news - and just to check (last question) this was a verbal agreement between you?
The note is a potential problem - what was the exact wording - did it say "irrevocable agreement"
Ok that is fine
Write to the Conveyancer and tell him/her that you are no longer willing to make this separate payment and she is not authorised to do so.
Your ex will kick up a fuss and there could be some delay in any monies being released - but this will be a problem for both of you.
She does not need your goodwill payment - she has ample resources of her own - and if she wishes to argue the point then she can do so within
the financial side of divorce proceedings
There is no contract involved so it will fail - this is a matter to be dealt with within the financial side of divorce proceedings
You are most welcome I hope all goes well