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timings from first appointment to FDR and FH

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21 Jan 08 #11368 by unic
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Hello. First appointment tomorrow. Decree Nisi over 18 months ago. Only issue of contention is FMH. stbx wants to live there with 16 yr son till he leaves Uni. I want it sorted.
Think stbx will push it and push it. How long between the various stages?

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21 Jan 08 #11383 by lindy lou
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As I am on legal aid there had to be 10 weeks between the FDR and FH.The FDR was 3rd December- the FH any time after 15th Feb- however because of court listings the FH will be sometime in May.
Probably not what you wanted to hear- Sorry.
Lindy

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21 Jan 08 #11391 by unic
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No. AArgh!! Solicitors solicitors!

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21 Jan 08 #11392 by unic
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No. AArgh!! Solicitors solicitors!

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21 Jan 08 #11394 by unic
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No. AArgh!! Solicitors solicitors!

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26 Jan 08 #12002 by juttabeck
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FDR was last week

FH is in July!

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26 Jan 08 #12018 by Fiona
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To some extent it depends how busy Courts are but I believe the typical time scales in England&Wales are something like;-

Start of case to settlement after negotiations between the parties with no court proceedings-3—5 months

Settlement before the first court hearing-4—8 months

Settlement after second or further court hearings- 4—8 months

Contested final hearing.- 6—12 months

Each individual case is different and some may be longer than this.

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