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14 Oct 09 #154428 by InaBetterPlace
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Sent my Petition to ex on basis of UB gave him 2 weeks to seek advice - he didn't - told him today petition going to court and he has finally contacted a sol. He has now rang me and said no way is he paying my costs (more UB) and will slow process down as much as he can - do i have to follow through on him paying costs cause to be honest never expected him to - dont get maint for our 3 children, dont get his share of joint debt opr even his phone bill that is in my name!! (ending in 2 months) so in the scheme of things the amount we ae talking about is neither here nor there.

He gets legal aid i dont - no assets only debt and i am main carer and pay for all children costs.

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14 Oct 09 #154587 by D L
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No you don't have to follow through on it, you can amend the Petition quite easily before you send it to court. Do keep a note of the call though, and a copy of the petition you sent to him, as it may come in handy if he messes about later and you have to apply for service to be deemed.

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