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postponement of final hearing!!!!!!

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05 May 12 #328619 by rockchick
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was due for final hearing this coming Wednesday and Thursday received phone call Thursday afternoon from my lawyer explaining that the final hearing has been postponed because judge cannot make it !!!! all the papers had already been sent costing £7K to prepare trial bundles what happens in this instance another FH could take months and then all papers would have to be prepared again could i claim this money back the 7k because it does seem a waste of money and not my fault if anyone can advise i am truly grateful many thanks

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06 May 12 #328690 by dukey
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There is no reason why this should cost you, the bundle will still be up to date even if it does take a couple of months for a new date and the barrister knows not to turn up for the hearing so no cost there.

Believe it or not your quite lucky they informed you, some have attended only to be told go home, most barristers do seem to reduce their "wasted" fee but it still costs.

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06 May 12 #328719 by rockchick
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thanks for reply but solicitor said on thursday if date rescheduled this would involve updating bundle again with added costs for updating this just does not seem to be fair ex is earning all the money im not working ,at home with kids but still have to pay these extortionate costs what offer do you think is acceptable in my position dukey house is worth 700k mortgage 410k been 23 years 3 kids 17,13 and 6 not worked at home looking after children endowments 80k pensions were sorted properly by an actuary he has offered 181k settlement think barrister says this works at to be 60/40 i cannot rehouse in a suitable area for children to live in on that done research 4 bed houses are at around 270-280k so we did proposal for 300k to include moving fees his deal would be endowments and plus he can carry on earning 66k after tax in banking in london realistically what is a good offer and what is acceptable thanks please help xx

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06 May 12 #328723 by dukey
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The cost of updating the bundle should be minimal, the judge will be aware of the cost from form H1, but the court will never compensate you even when its their fault, its just the way it is.

He is offering you 40%? do the kids live with you, do they spend any nights with dad?, to be honest stick with what your barrister has to say s/he will know the whole story as it were and is best placed to "guess" what a judge will order.

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