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I started the enforcement action in Oct 2008, and I got the order of sale on my ex partner's house 2 years later. The house couldn't be sold for 1.5 years due to not finding a buyer. I received all my monies towards the end of 2014 and spent about £7k in legal cost.
This was handled by a different lawyer. The first lawyer had prepared the divorce settlement consent order. She was a junior lawyer and failed to give me correct legal advice which led to me waiting 4 years for all my monies be paid.
From Oct 2008 to April 2009 - interim charging order and final charging order.
From August 2009 to August 2010 - Order of sale in High court
Reasons for delay - multiple court dates got cancelled as my ex partner would lie about his health or job loss to postpone court dates.
But, my complain is with the lawyer who should have told me while preparing my consent order to seek rights on the matrimonial home in case money is not paid within the expected time period.
they didn't give any such advice and I didn't know that I would have to seek enforcement by getting sale order.
yes property was in his sole name. consent order stated he will pay me lump sum amount within 3 months. That's all.
the law firm informed me about various routes such as attachment of earnings and charging order. Since my ex partner was self employed, the lawyer advised the charging order route.
Never..this is the first time I am hearing that as a possibility!!
consent order had stated that it's clean break and i will have no rights on any of my ex partners assets.