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Is this a tad dodgy?

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21 Mar 12 #319318 by Primrosepetal
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Anyone know about this?
My partner is going through tons of problems in contact with his son
Re: previous posts. It''s all become rather silly, so he has a hearing next Wednesday, he''s self-repping (thanks to Wiki)
He joined FNF in the hope to have a MF there on the day. Due to lateness in his request, no one was available.
So I looked on line and came up with a site, that advertised MF all over the country.
A chap called me said I needed to send him details of contact problems.
I have a very short memory and could only remember the last five missed
times.
He said my partner was to phone him at 10.15 last night promptly.
This chap berated my partner for my inadequate knowledge of his sons contact arrangements, but agreed to represent him not in court but over the phone tonight and to pay him £120 by Friday.:blink:
He said that he could give him the edge with his legal knowledge.
Although the entire problems with the contact issues seem to be about his sons mother saying ''You don''t have to see Dad if you can''t be bothered''
Whereas I would have thought that would have been a given that would not be deemed by the courts as unexceptable anyway.:S

Any ideas?
Happy Birthday Wiki!

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21 Mar 12 #319323 by WhiteRose
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Hi PP,

I''m not too sure how MF work properly, but my understanding was that they are with you in Court, can advise you, but can''t address the Court like a sol can.

I suppose many things are moving over to ''virtual'' - but I would be reluctant to pay anything to someone who I haven''t met, who I can only reach by phone and who won''t be there in Court.

Some MF only accept payment for their costs, so they would charge if they need to travel, meals etc.

Whats the point in having a MF who won''t be there in Court with you?

Has he given you any details you could check out over the internet? Has he given you any references you could call to check him out?

WR x

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21 Mar 12 #319326 by Primrosepetal
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Nope nothing at all, not a sausage
Maybe someone who''s used one, could help?
Poor partner, he''s very vulnerable at the moment, misses his son loads.
I think if someone said ''Give me a grand, you can take your son to the park for an hour'' he''d rush to the cashpoint..
Thanks Whiterose

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21 Mar 12 #319332 by dukey
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Yeah how can i put this, let me see, oh yes tell him to bugger off.

Is he a lawyer, that would be no.

If your partner wants help the wiki line is free of charge (not £120).

Some MF`s can be very good but some are in it for money, beware of those, personally if they charge for loss of earnings or traveling expenses that`s fine, above that is fine if they are legally qualified and therefore insured.

Your partner would be better off taking a friend, he will really struggle to find a decent MF with so little time.

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21 Mar 12 #319338 by MissTish1
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I''ve always found The Children''s Legal Centre excellent for sound advice (and Wki of course), but they can''t come to Court with you. When my hubby first self-repped in 2009 I did contact a MF, very nice woman who rang him. She didn''t charge for phone advice and as it was we couldn''t afford her for the hearing as she was at the other end of the country, but she did communicate via email and was supportive and helpful.

I would stay away from this MF. Sounds dodgy to me.

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21 Mar 12 #319351 by Primrosepetal
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Dukey I have contacted Wiki advice line they will phone partner tonight, so thank you very much, somehow I wasn''t aware of that service.

MisTish1 Partner will call Children''s Legal Center tonight as well.

Will tell this dodgy MF to FO :whistle:

Thanks again

Primrosepetal

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21 Mar 12 #319354 by dukey
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Well there you go, free advice and they will call him, sounds much better to me :)

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