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JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
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In August 2015 my divorce lawyer based in glasgow advised me

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Hello in August 2015 my divorce lawyer based in glasgow advised me then had me sign away my assets in New Zealand as part of my divorce she then proceeded to do nothing and I now find myself in the situation that my wife is sitting on all of my assets while I have received no money whatso ever do I have recourse against my lawyer who charged like a wounded bull
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more and in particular tell me what the basis of your lawyer's advice was?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I suffered a stroke in 2013whileliving in nz with my wife of thirty years,my wife then convinced herself that my personaliy had changed so did not wish us to be together our assets in nzat the time amounted to more than two million new zealand dollars my wife made proposalsincluding selling our home and business to our son my lawyer advised me that the proposals seemed more than acceptable i agreed and signed all the nrcessary paperwork siobhan then sat on her hands for years butdid forwardthe paperwork to mywifes lawyer allowing them to process the transaction but she secured nomoneyfor myself in the process in short sheallowed me to sign away hundreds of thousands of pounds worthof assets great advice i think not
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

Why did she think that was acceptable. Did you get other property? I need to try to understand why she told you to do what you did as on the face of it her advice was wrong.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was some property in scotland and my wife along with both lawyers assumed i would behappy to take those in my portion of my hard earned but this was not the case as the scottish assets required daily work to gain any income and the scottish property was not as quality as the new zealand stuff so ihave been well done over
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

Why did you not say no?