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Perjury who do you report it to

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05 May 12 #328610 by soulruler
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You can fight against perjury but you need to know in your own mind just how much it is worth to you both emotionally and financially.

Perjury and material non disclosure are both reasons to have have an order set aside or appeal. It is not an easy course.

I don''t post often as my case is on going but mine is a small money divorce and I am now on court appearence 31. I have been self repping in RCJ for over two years.

I agree that perjury is just as relevent and in fact more prevelent in family proceedings due to the nature of the trust you put in your family and offspring.

The police recognise fraud and stealing is a major component of domestic violence.

It is definitely time it is taken more seriously in civil proceedings in court. The Police are are civil force and prosecute civilians in criminal proceedings.

Criminal proceedings can be taken out by civilians in Chancery and Queens Bench.

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05 May 12 #328614 by Fiona
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It is up to the authorities to prosecute for perjury, which is a criminal offence and it is extremely unlikely they will do this even if a judge decided someone had deliberately lied in the family courts. Nothing useful can be achieved by going down this line. As another cliche goes, there is nothing more a solicitor likes than someone who says it is a matter of principle because they will pursue matters to the bitter end no matter what the costs.

The way to deal with lying in the family courts is to produce evidence at a hearing so it can be considered, or if evidence comes to light of non disclosure apply to have the order set aside later. The question here is how did you obtain the documents and whether or not they were admissible as evidence. If the family courts find that lying amounts to litigation misconduct or sets aside an order the penalty is in costs.

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05 May 12 #328622 by soulruler
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I would advise that it is a waste of time attempting to report perjury to the authorities - ie the SRA.

I have direct experience and a letter from them stating that it is up to a judge to confirm perjury and fraud.

I am in court, my case is ongoing.

You cannot report perjury in a civil court to the police - well you can but they will simply tell you that if the matter is in court that it is a civil matter and they will not get involved. The police prosecute they do not litigate.

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31 May 12 #334288 by Wiser
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Following on the thread, if you have evidence from your divorce proceedings and undeclared papers that should have been taken into consideration, do you have to inform the authorities?
If you do nothing surely you are an accessory?

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31 May 12 #334292 by mckene02
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Of course my solicitor knew this and I asked what recourse should be taken she did not respond and has done nothing.

I am taking this information to another authority to report.

But my thread seems to indicate no one takes it seriously which does have serious repercussions for those of us who have honestly declared all my information.

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31 May 12 #334293 by Wiser
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Unfortunately there are dishonest people in this world and they will continue to get away with stuff while they can.
Remember it is their risk and they only have themselves to blame when they are found out.
Fortunately there are a huge bunch of honest people in this world, so ditch the dishonest ones.

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31 May 12 #334294 by Hacked Off
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form E is a joke. Plain and simple.
My ex lied throughout her form. She even said she bought the house with me, when in fact it was mine before marriage. Said she paid half the mortgage and bills. Lies.
It''s bad enough being lied to and cheated on but then when your partner lies to shaft you for money, it makes it 100 times worse.
Still, it showed me what a gold-digging b*tch she really is and I completely ignored all her communications after she left - and that really got to her. Strange that...

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