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Final hearing-so scared!

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17 Sep 12 #356331 by Marusya
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I got my final hearing in 3 weeks.

I have found quite a lot of scary information (on internet) about cross-exam etc. I know it’s a long procedure and I have to be in the court for the whole day.

My worries are that my ex will be deliberately confusing me. Does cross-exam happens in front of the judge? Can I answer just yes/no or I don’t remember?

I would really appreciate if anyone give me more information on what happening on the final, based on their own previous experience.

Many thanks

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17 Sep 12 #356333 by QPRanger
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Hi Marusya

have you or your ex got legal representation or are you self repping?

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17 Sep 12 #356335 by Marusya
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We r both got legal representation.

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17 Sep 12 #356337 by QPRanger
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ok then it will be your ex''s solicitor who does the cross examination, not your ex. And vice-versa. The judge will make sure there is no bullying taking place from either solicitor. Answer all questions honestly as the solicitor will pick up on anything they think will make you look bad (and vice-versa).
You and your solicitor should by now have an idea of what areas your ex and their solicitor will probably focus on so go prepared!
And after all that it is down to what the judge decides. Please see my previous posts in relation to whether I think this is a good thing and how competant some judges are!

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17 Sep 12 #356344 by Marusya
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Thank u Ranger, where i can found ur post, what is the subject?

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17 Sep 12 #356404 by QPRanger
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I have made a number of posts about how useless the judge was: he basically made his decision in my stbx''s favour despite her submitting no evidence to back up what she was saying under cross examination (because she didn''t have any as she was lying). I can''t stand the bloke and think is he incompetent but it appears that the Directions Hearing we have next week will be in front of this person again for goodness sake.

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17 Sep 12 #356423 by dukey
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Errr my understanding is that the judge who ruled can''t hear an appeal, when you say Directions are you out of time to appeal?.

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