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Does the Judge read the Position Statement?

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17 Apr 12 #324610 by Joe2020
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They don''t do they lets face it or do you know better?

I handed mine in to the court today after spending 1256 hours going over the damn thing 5645 times and re-wording it 5489 times and I know I was wasting my time.


Please tell me it aint so.

Also should I take another copy to give to the usher for the judge on the day of the hearing as I''ve read the courts do lose documents?

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17 Apr 12 #324614 by MissTish1
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In all of our cases the PS''s were all read thoroughly by the Judge, and referred to throughout :)

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17 Apr 12 #324616 by Emma8485
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Have to say Joe so were the ones in our case as well - i think there is a difference between a position statement they ask for and one you take along just in case. When my partner did that they didnt bother (first hearing)

Of course now hes an old hand at this :Pbut on this occasion the Cafcass officer gave evidence with them in her hand and the judge referred to them throughout as did my partner and the Mums barrister.

That said, one was missing from the file, it was actually mums but luckily my partner endeared himself to everyone by taking copies along just in case!

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17 Apr 12 #324622 by Joe2020
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No references were made to my PS at the first hearing so I have to assume it wasn''t read or was read but wasn''t relevant as it was the first hearing.

I think you should be able to write a few pages and expect the Judge to read it as its so important however we are told keep it short.
For example I had 6 failed attempts to initiate mediation with my ex and stated that in two lines.
I should have been able to write a paragraph.

Other points which I consider relevant I just left out.

The reality is you write your PS,the other party write theirs,and the Judge hasnt got a clue whos telling the truth so maybe they are largely useless anyway.

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