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Amending Form D8

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23 Aug 12 #351421 by Mazoulli
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Hi there
I have just spoken to the Court about amending existing proceedings but they didn''t want to confirm anything just in case they were wrong.
Basically, I need to know if I can amend an application, i.e. If I applied for a Judicial Separation can I amend the applicatino to a Divorce proceedings? The courts said they know you can amend other parts of the application, like the grounds etc in red pen and send £90 for the amendments to be made.
I am self-representing as I no longer qualify for Legal Aid, so if anybody knows the answer to this I would be really grateful. If I cannot amend the application in this way I will need to dismiss them and start all over again including paying the £340 court fee again!

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23 Aug 12 #351423 by dukey
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You don`t need to start again and pay the £340.

Write in black pen at the top of the form AMENDED APPLICATION underline in red.

Do the same for any other amendments black pen (no capitals) and underline in red, and yes the fee is £90.

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23 Aug 12 #351428 by Mazoulli
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Hi
Thanks so much for your reply. I am hoping this will be the case, I am not sure why the Court Staff do not know something as basic as this though??

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23 Aug 12 #351429 by dukey
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Most will but as thy are not legally qualified they could lose their job if they give you advice, especially if it turns out they made a mistake, plus how you ask makes a difference.

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23 Aug 12 #351431 by Mazoulli
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I noticed you put on there no capitals.....but usually if you are handwriting on your forms they specifically ask that it is all in capitals.

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23 Aug 12 #351442 by dukey
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I see what your saying so think of it this way, big block capitals for "AMENDED APPLICATION" and small ones for the rest.

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