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Hello ClaireWe lived together since 2000 marrying in 2007 after the birth of our second child.The property was valued at 125,00-130,000 in January 2013 by estate agents x 3 in Ashford KentThe current mortgage is £44,000. At mediation it was agreed her belongings would be removed by Christmas 2012,Easter 2013 and then 30th June. She comes to the house and removes a couple of bags at a time and just letthese agreed deadlines by herself to pass by causing me huge difficulties in trying to restart MY new life afterthe devastation she has wrought. Also at mediation it was agreed that I stay in the marital home (as she livesin her new man's rented home totally financially cared for by hime - as she only works two part days as a cleaner). The mediation also recommended that the financial settlement of the home should be that I receive an extra£25,000 of the houses' equity which she agreed to at mediation. I intend to buy her out at my earliest convenience.Kindest regards and thanks for all your help. Also if she fails to move out her belongings as agreed by her (now x 3) doI have a right to change the locks as she has now abandoned the family home and taken my children with her.?
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