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10 Jan 08 #10402 by kudosfree
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I have been divorced for over 6 years and agreed periodic payments under a Consent Order.

My ex feels I should increase payments and has applied for a variation.

Despite initiating the action she has been late submitting form E, Questionaire and now response to Questionaire agreed at first appointment.

I have gone out of my way to meet deadlines so its a bit frustrating.

Is thre any point in highlighting at FDR, is the judge likely to impose any sanctions?

We are both self represented so costs are not an issue.

Thanks

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22 Jan 08 #11431 by Mrs Ingledew
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At court tomorrow with a similar situation - will let you know outcome.

However don't think it makes any difference.

My solicitor says that although my x has not followed court directions ie time scales for documentation - it makes little difference

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22 Jan 08 #11439 by Specialdad
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If you are both self repping why are you not using mediation to get to an agreement and get a Consent Order.

Its a far quicker and easier process.

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22 Jan 08 #11489 by kudosfree
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Hi
I did try to get ex to discuss or even tell me what she expects, but she feels she will get best deal in court.

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