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Property Dilemma

And the saga continues.

I did not know if I should add to an old topic or start a new one.

My x and myself have consent orders, I was to make available within a certain time frame items listed in the orders.  The items were made available within the time frame.  I have advised the x's lawyer, my lawyer (who contacted the x's lawyer) and email and sms that the items have been available to be picked as outlined in the consent orders.  The problem I have is that I have to vacate my premises very soon and do not know what to do with the x's items that were listed in the orders.

I have called the Federal Magistrates Court and legal help lines and they were not very helpful.

In the Orders it states that I am to make available the items within 14 days.  It does not say anything about the x having a time frame to pick them up.  It has now been 4 months and the items are still in my care (and time is running out)

I have been thinking of sending a letter to the x's lawyer stating "the items listed in the Consent Oders were made available as per previous correspondence and to date the items have not been picked up.  If the items are not removed from the property by a certain date they will be disposed of".

Does anyone know if I can do that.

Unfortunately I have run out of funds to get advice from my lawyer.  The last phone call and subsequent letter cost $500.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Try a letter to the ex's lawyer and a copy direct to ex stating the facts simply and directly. e.g.

"I wrote to you on (date) advising that the property listed in para 1,2,3 of the orders of (date ) was available for collection. It has now been 4 months and no arrangements have been made for the property to be collected.

I advise that I am vacating my home on (date), and if the subject property is not collected by (date) I will presume your client no longer wants it and I will dispose of it. I reserve the right to charge your client for the costs (if any) of the disposal.

I look forward to hearing from you or your client on or before (date - give a reasonable time to reply- say 14 days)".

Hope this helps.
Thanks testing1-2, It just seems such a pain in the @#$# because the x is quite aware of what is happening with the home.  People should be held accountable when they play with peoples lives like this, it has cost me more time and money.

I understand it is frustrating, but if you write the letter yourself there is no cost, and if there is no reply, what can you do? Call the nearest charity and let them collect it.

gratis goods

Testing-one-two said
I understand it is frustrating, but if you write the letter yourself there is no cost, and if there is no reply, what can you do? Call the nearest charity and let them collect it.
Or you can offer the stuff to us!  :thumbs:

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Monte,  you made me laugh, thanks…if I do not get a responce from the x or the x's lawyer after the letter is sent you are more than welcome to the items.
Monti, are you planning on running garage sales for FLWG in your spare time? O_o

Is that the latest strategy in fund raising? :P

I would have thought balls and black tie would be more your speed  :cool:

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Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (Look for the Avatars). Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
Is it really worth the freight though Monti ??

Lets face it most time it's not the goods but just the inconvenience they invoke.

You never know ILG you may be able to charge her haulage from a friend then everyone wins.

Well apart from your X who will have to pay the haulage and lawyers costs but such is life.
God just make sure that you actually get a response from her lawyer the last thing you need is them suing you because you failed to make the property availible to her. I ve this kind of thing on judge judy to many times.

Rarghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Han Solo routine "We're all fine here, thanks. How are you?" *weapons fire* "It was a boring conversation anyway!"
Seriously, the ex has missed the time limit in the orders. ILG can do what he likes with them.

What has been suggested are good strategies that leave the ex not a leg to stand on and if any further action ensued, ILG would very much look like the good guy he is.

Junior Executive of SRL-Resources

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (Look for the Avatars). Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
Thanks everyone for your input.  Looks like I may be having a garage sale.  

I did hear from a little birdy that the items that the x wanted were going to be given away anyway.  

The x was a control freak and maybe it was a way of still trying to control my life.
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