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25 Sep 07 #3936 by jasmine
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Hi need some advise

Form A logged at court 17 July 2007
Court date given 15th October 2007
ex2b came to verbal agreement 2nd August 2007
To keep in with court proceedings
I filed my form E at court 14th August 2007.
Was supposed to exchange form E with ex2b sol by 10th September.
They E mailed me 4th Sep to say not necessary as preparing Consent Order.

No Consent Order received.

Court requires I file by 1st October
Chronology
Notice in form G
Statement of issues
and questionnaire.

Which I have done.
If ex2b party have filed nothing what will happen to the first hearing.

Having to represent self as legal aid withdrawn.
I use all incoming monies to live on.
Where do I go from here.
any advise gratefully received.

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26 Sep 07 #3947 by LittleMrMike
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The first hearing, as I understand it, is an opportunity for a judge to review the progress made so far and may well give directions as to how the case is to proceed, so that, for example, (s)he might order one party to disclose documents within a given time.

An application for a Consent Order is normally made on a much shorter form known as M1.

If you have reached agreement, then all that should remain to be done is to draw up the Consent Order and submit it for approval.

The drafting of the order can be crucial and if you can afford it I would advise to have it checked by a solicitor.

Mike

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