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Scared Stiff

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02 Oct 12 #358959 by lester
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Got court First Appointment on the 9th October. STBX has the best solicitor in town (the axe man) and I now am so much in debt with solicitor, mediation and Counsel fees I am now representing myself. I have just received the statement of issues from his solicitors and it is riddled with lies about the amount of money I have received so far. Surely this is against the law, when it has been sworn on the Oath! Is the law still 50/50 split on assets n pension etc.... even though I have the three boys 80% of the time?

Also they are asking for my house to be revalued, which I bought from the proceeds of the matramonial home. Do I have to do this as it was 2 1/2 years ago!

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02 Oct 12 #359034 by humdrum
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Can''t answer the detailed questions as I haven''t got there yet, but just wanted to sympathise about the costs you have incurred and the lies. My stbx just kept lobbing in lie after lie about me in our case for contact and residence. I couldn''t believe he had the nerve to say some of those things and bizarrely, turning round things I had put in my statement. It wasted so much time in court and I was paying for solicitor and barrister. So doing it yourself is really sensible. Good luck.

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