Thank you. I assume that at the time of the signing of this other piece of paper, you didn’t take any legal advice.
You should have taken him back to court to enforce the order and given proof of what he was now coercing you into doing. Anything that you have signed under pressure is not legally enforceable.
However you are going to have to prove that you signed it under pressure/duress and to do that it’s probably going to be relatively easy because there will be a paper trail of the payments coming out of his bank account and into yours and therefore he’s going to have to prove how he paid the balance.
You may find that a strongly worded letter from a solicitor threatening a court application and an application for costs, may focus the mind without actually the need to get to court.
Check your house insurance to see if you have legal expenses cover that would pay for the legal cost of taking this to court.
He may think that he has been smart but in all honesty, he has not been smart enough.
Because this is over 6 years ago, you are going to have to have the consent of the court to make the application for enforcement.
If he is pressing you to sign the houses over, then that is good because it puts you in the driving seat.
It is unlikely there is legal aid for this but if you succeed in any court proceedings, because this is as a result of his unreasonable behaviour, you should get all the court costs and solicitors costs awarded against him.
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