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07 Oct 12 #359723 by stresseduk
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:(Please could anyone tell me what happens at a final hearing.I am so scared. Do you try to settle before going infrount of the judge. I am petrified. My x is doing all he can to get me and our 3 boys out of the house including lowering his working hours to reduce his salary. Rent is dearer than the mortgage and i have tried to get a mortgage but was turned down.

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07 Oct 12 #359726 by maisymoos
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Hi stressed

Are you self repping?

Judges are used to all the tricks and deliberately reducing income will not be over looked.

The boys housing needs will be the priority.

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07 Oct 12 #359727 by stresseduk
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I,m not self repping. I have a solicitor and a barrister after borrowing money. The barrister also pointed out that in 9months he withdrew 11,000 as well as using creditand debit cards, paying all utilities.

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07 Oct 12 #359728 by maisymoos
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Ok, its hard but try and let your barrister do the worrying and fight your case. You will be questioned by the other side but just be honest, don''t allow them to force you into saying things that you don''t agree with. Take your time before answering questions and if you don''t know an answer simply say so.

On the morning of my two day final hearing my exs side did try to settle outside of the court room. However, he was still trying it on and I had already paid all costs for representation so the FH went ahead.

Wishing you luck.

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