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FDA/FDR to sign CBO?

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10 May 22 #519281 by Neves7728
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After the court deadline to file form E a last attempt was made to settle out of court with the EX. A sum was agreed however not seen the CBO yet so keeping the FDA date in June. My question is can we use the FDA\FDR to get the CBO signed (if it ever appears) save entering the court process again? Any advice appreciated. Thanks

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10 May 22 #519283 by hadenoughnow
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You can use the first hearing as FDR (complete form g to say it can be) and get an agreement signed off on the day.

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10 May 22 #519286 by Neves7728
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Thats great, thanks for the quick response. One thing though the respondent has not filed so technically in contempt of court. Can a judge sign a CBO without the respondent disclosing? Do not want anything from them and they dont have anything to disclose really no pension no wages etc as they are on PIP and UC.

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10 May 22 #519289 by hadenoughnow
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Hmm. Without form E disclosure the judge cannot assess whether the Consent Order is fair. Even if you were to submit a consent order for approval without a hearing the judge would need to see a D81 Statement of Financial Information.

If form E has not been provided the hearing may well be adjourned so it can be.

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11 May 22 #519296 by Neves7728
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Thank you, i thought that would be the case. The ex has agreed to settle as they do not want to disclose but i am presuming that they will have to at least complete the D81 if they want the lump sum. If the D81 is presented at the FDR would that be enough?

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11 May 22 #519298 by hadenoughnow
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If you are going down the D81 route you may as well just submit an application for a Consent Order and vacate the hearing. You can always ask for an adjournment so you have a hearing date to fall back on if they don't play ball. NB you do need to be sure that they have been truthful about the finances.

This site offers a Consent Order drafting and submission service.

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