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What is in it for him to delay for so long?
both of your have or will inherit money which you have both agreed to keep your own inheritances?
and if he still has not bought your share of house what do you wish to do?
You have probably seen a pop-up offering you the chance of a telephone call at an extra cost. It is up to you whether you have a telephone call or not but do bear in mind that a 15-30 minute telephone call covers an awful lot of ground and you can get an awful lot of information in that time. So you can ignore it or go ahead or go ahead later. It’s your choice.
Meanwhile, we can carry on on here.
You refer to your ex but you don’t say whether it’s a cohabiting partner, civil partner, or husband. This
I don’t know whether you are divorced and if not, whether anybody is made an application.
I also don’t know what the problem is at the moment except you say he’s dragging his feet and I don’t know about what.
Can I have all that information please? You haven’t actually told me what the problem is apart from his dragging his feet and the solicitor wants new figures to check everything is fair.
Inheritance after divorce is always a touchy subject.
Here is an article on exactly this subject:
You can agree what you like between you but you do have to disclose all the figures to the court and if both of you are not legally represented and the judge thinks the settlement may be unfair he would normally ask for a court hearing to make sure that both parties agree with what they are getting and are aware of all the ramifications.
The biggest delay in any divorce is not with the court it’s usually with the solicitors and/or the parties not replying to correspondence.
As I said, the delays not dealing with correspondence. He is doing most of the work except to say that he isn’t doing most of the work which is why you are where you are!
If he is still not dealing with the paperwork you can always make a court application for an “unless order” which is an order that unless he does something by a particular date then something else would happen such as he gets committed to prison for contempt of court (if he is breaching an existing order) or there is an order made in terms which are unfavourable for him.
He cannot simply ignore the papers forever.
If you do make an application to court on the basis of his unreasonable behaviour, then you always ask the court to award costs against him on that basis.
He’s not likely to go against it. I didn’t say he was. I said that he could potentially ask for a hearing to explain whether it’s unfair or not.
It’s nothing to do with his unreasonable behaviour.
The time that unreasonable behaviour is relevant is in respect of the costs of an application that you had to make which you would not otherwise have had to make had he dealt with the correspondence as he should have done