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21 Sep 07 #3779 by Shezza1
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My new partner's X2B will not meet for any negotiation and so the case is to reach final court hearing next week. She has told a friend she is bringing her two (adult) sons to the hearing with her - would this be allowed?

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21 Sep 07 #3781 by gone1
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Hi Shez. I think you can have a McKenzie freind. But I think its at the judges discretion. I am not sure. But have a read Here.

Regards Chris

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21 Sep 07 #3788 by OBEs 1 canoodly
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Hi Shezza,

I've just been down this very road as you are travelling. I am the NP of a man who had his FH today. None of it would have been necessary bar the fact he had a very stubborn Ex who would not negotiate. She has ended up paying him exactly what he would have settled for 18 months ago and to get that far has cost her dearly ( and us but not quite as much).

ChrisM is right you can have a mcKenzie friend in court but I think you have to apply to take anyone else in, family or whoever because my partner's ex couldn't take her relative in with her today and he has been paying her bill!!

Do I take it though she is dragging her sons in to go against their father?? How dreadful is that? What is their relationship with their father....??? I hate this sort of stuff involving children!

Stay on here and ask away you will get some great advice!!!

Good luck!

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24 Sep 07 #3844 by Shezza1
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Thanks for response.
Yes, same as you - no negotiation at all even though my NP intended to give more than half away etc. NP thought his relationship with sons was great - till he tried to leave - they dont want to know him now and are supporting their mother 100% to 'leave him with nothing'.
Final Hearing this week - will be glad when over whatever the outcome.

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26 Sep 07 #3955 by gone1
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Shez. This is common. Kids are used a lot in divorce. I wonder what his ex told them? Pack of lies no doubt. But kids can be smart and the truth usualy comes out in the end. What goes around comes back around. Chris.

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26 Sep 07 #3961 by Shezza1
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I know that, they are in their late twenties though.
I have no axe to grind, just want it all over, its horrible.

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