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23 Jul 12 #344846 by hattiedaw
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Well, Wed, Thur and Fri this week are the days for my FH.
I have to say that I''m a bit worried (understatement!).
My solicitor said something to me this morning which has worried me a great deal and that is that as my husband is self repping he''ll be shown some leniency. My question is "why?". He has chosen to self rep after firing 2 solicitors because they didnt agree with him, not because of any financial aspect!
I think it''s unfair that I have now paid 48K to get this far for legal representation but that a judge might say to my ex "oh poor you, I''m not going to listen properly to her lawyers because I feel sorry for you".
Has anyone else found this?
Also, 3 days has been set aside for the hearing. Could it be concluded early if my husbands makes me an ok offer?
Many thanks.

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23 Jul 12 #344850 by QPRanger
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I''m afraid I''ve been there with a stbx who no longer had a solicitor (down to her legal aid being removed) and the judge allowed her to run riot: the fact that she had not complied with pretty much ALL the legal process and had no written evidence of her position mattered not in his eyes.

As stated in other threads I have learned the lesson of not relying on solicitors and barristers to fight my battles: with the benefit of hindsight I would have self repped from the beginning.

Sorry to be so negative but thats what happened to me...

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