Where do I stand removing ex from mortgage?

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    Moonstar21
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    Hi There
    I’m wondering if anyone has been in this position or knows where I would stand?

    my ex husband and I divorced 4 years ago, initially he was compliant with seeing the children (now 12 and 9) but over the years this has diminished and he sees them once every 6weeks, as I want what is best for the children I wanted to make sure we were financially secure and decided that I would  buy him out of the house for £13k and took on his £40k debts (with the help of family).  I did this through a solicitor and have a consent order, as part of the consent order I was responsible to remove my ex from the title deeds and mortgage within 38 days or at the earliest opportunity.  As I had taken on exes debt and was using a debt management plan I was unable to remortgage to remove my ex from the mortgage (I did try and have the document from the mortgage company declining the remortgage), also as part of the consent order it explicitly says we both have no claims on each other’s income, capital, pensions, contents of family home, legal costs, each other’s estate on death, all other claims of any nature as a result of the marriage…fast forward 4 yrs I have cleared the debt, been out of the debt management plan for a year and am looking at selling my house.  This is where I may have problems, he is still in the title deeds and mortgage, my ex and I talk but he is a functioning alcoholic and sometimes he’s amicable and sometimes not, I regularly get calls from him asking for money (which I do not give!) but he is very manipulative and I know that when I come to sell my house he will say I will only sign the documents if I give him £x…obviously I will not do this but is there a way to enforce the court order to get him to sign the mortgage papers and title deeds when the sale happens? I do not want to pay for a solicitor if I don’t have to, as I feel that was the point of going through a solicitor and getting the consent order in place to begin with.

    Hoping someone will be able to point me in the right direction or know how I can do this

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