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02 Jan 08 #9812 by boddersgill
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Had a first hearing judge suggested the split, did we agree? said no so judge said he would put it forward to another hearing.The judge made it obvious he did not like unrepresented people. Got the letter, didn't read the full details. I turned up at the court with my papers & it turned out to be a final hearing. There was no attempt to get us to agree the amounts just a final ruling. Why didn't the judge put it forward for a Financial Review Hearing (or something like that!)Can I do anything about this? :woohoo:

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02 Jan 08 #9815 by gone1
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I dont think you can do anything about it. So he has made and order then? Judges font like self reppers becuase they dont know the rules and court is all rules. You only get 3 types of hearing. 1st appointment, FDR and FH. Thats your lot. You can have more than one FDR though.

Courts are busy places. With more and more of us divorcing (60% now) then the presure is on to get cases settled and out the door. I self repped on my non mol case and I felt like a criminal and was kicked round the room. No mercy was shown at all.

The system is shite.

Chris.

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02 Jan 08 #9817 by Fiona
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The judge controls the timetable and may use their discretion to go straight for a final hearing.

To appeal a judgement there needs to be major new and relevant evidence which wasn't known before and would change the ruling, an error of law or the judge's discretion was used unreasonably or the judgement was other than what would be expected given the evidence.

I wouldn't recommend appealing without legal advice and if you have grounds to appeal it needs to be remembered that if you are unsuccessful you could be awarded the other party's costs.

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