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Non-attendance at court

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26 Jun 12 #339222 by Jjaz
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My ex is has applied to vary the Ancillary Relief order granting me maintenance. I am not contesting as I want this matter over. I have only just been sent the draft Consent Order to sign. I have signed the form and sent back to his solicitors. They then need to get him to sign and send back to court. The first appointment is scheduled for Monday.... do I still have to attend given that agree to his application to vary the order and I am not contesting anything...

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26 Jun 12 #339272 by TBagpuss
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strictly speaking you should - however, in practice, I suggest that you telephone his solicitor and ask them whether they will be able to lodge the order before Monday, and if not, whether they will be writing to the corut to explain the situation and to ask that the hearing be adjourned to allow time for the Consent Order to be finalised.

If you don''t hear from them,you could always write to, or telphone th corut to explain the situation and to ask that your attendance is excused on monday

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