I am divorced and just had a conciliation meeting where I agreed to pay my ex $45k. I am self represented. I am waiting for sealed copy of the consent orders and copy of transfer signed by ex so I can submit to OSR to be stamped for exemption on stamp duty transfer. We have not agreed on property settlement date as I am still waiting for sealed copy of consent orders from the court which my understanding 45 days from receipt of sealed copy of consent order but my ex solicitor have a different interpretation, which is 45 days from conciliation meeting. However, the reason I agreed not to insist my prefer arrangement of 60/40 is so we can move on with our life. Since my ex found out last year that I got engaged, he became nasty and now he knows I'm getting married next month. Now ex solicitor is expressing of putting a caveat on property - refer email below my ex solicitor - does she has a right to insist that I have a solicitor to act on behalf of me. "In regards to returning the signed by our client Transfer for the (XXXX) property this is causing us some difficulties.When solicitors are acting for parties we provide to the other a ‘solicitors undertaking’ to utilize the signed transfers only pursuant to the Terms of the Orders made by the Court; and only for the purpose of stamping prior to settlement.You will note that in the transfer sent to you, we have provided that Undertaking to you.That undertaking is not only enforceable in law but is a serious obligation on behalf of the solicitor giving it. As you to date are not utilizing a solicitor for the conveyance, we have advised our client that to protect his interest we believe a caveat should be lodged by him over the property- to ensure that there are no dealings in the property prior to transfer pursuant to the terms of the Orders. At settlement we would then provide you with a Notice of Removal of Caveat for you to lodge. A fee would be payable for it’s removal. If lodged by post that fee is $193.70. The lodgement of a caveat over the property may however cause you difficulties with your financier. We ask that you please re-consider whether you will continue to self-act or would you be willing to appoint a solicitor for the purpose of the property Transfers pursuant to the Orders."