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22 Jun 12 #338390 by ffc1991
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So i just received my court letter date today for Directions hearing. What happens next? My EX partner is now willing to attend mediation after initially refusing and i''m hoping this happens before court takes place. I''m self repping and wondering what i should do now or if there is anything to do.

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22 Jun 12 #338399 by ffc1991
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Also i see the Directions hearing will be in a Family proceedings court. Is this normal type of court they''re usually held in?

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24 Jun 12 #338797 by ffc1991
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ffc1991 wrote:

So i just received my court letter date today for Directions hearing. What happens next? My EX partner is now willing to attend mediation after initially refusing and i''m hoping this happens before court takes place. I''m self repping and wondering what i should do now or if there is anything to do.

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24 Jun 12 #338806 by happyagain
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Go ahead and attend mediation, if you don''t then you can bet this will be used against you. If you reach agreement then you can get this written up as a court order without the stress of actuall going to court. If mediation fails or is just a stalling tactic by your ex, then you still have the court date to fall back on.

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25 Jun 12 #339030 by ffc1991
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happyagain wrote:

Go ahead and attend mediation, if you don''t then you can bet this will be used against you. If you reach agreement then you can get this written up as a court order without the stress of actuall going to court. If mediation fails or is just a stalling tactic by your ex, then you still have the court date to fall back on.


I''m attending mediation on the 12th of July don''t see anything happening from it personally but hey ho worth a try. She''s previously rejected mediation but since getting a Sol, i presume they''ve told her she must attend mediation or a MIAM session to qualify for legal aid. So i doubt will come to any agreement to be honest. Just glad we can ideally get the mediation done b4 the court date so they dont adjourn the case till mediation has been attempted.

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