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FH in 2 days - No Sol - Help!!!!!

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02 Oct 07 #4248 by SethWC
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What do I do ? Sol dropped me today, so all paperwork is done, just need to collect "bundle" for hearing. Could not afford £1000 extra requested today for attendance at court.

Problem - What do I do now that I am self repping?

History - ex no show at court, no reply to sols letters, no disclosure form E - yet may show up thursday. Why? Because he has just been informed by my sol that he owns a part of my property. It is worthless to anyone else - but he was hoping to financially ruin me before now.

With no disclosure I believe he can not add anything in court, yet could query my info???!!!

I just would like to know the process for thurs pm - as forewarned is forearmed!!!!!

Help if you can pls!!!????

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02 Oct 07 #4252 by Sera
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Hurry up and get the 'bundle'!!!! It'll be inches thick (mine in 1999 - first divorce was 990 pages, on three deep lever-arch files). You'll need to familiarise yourself with it!

I'm not sure if he has legal representation? I assume it's your case? If you have all the paperwork, has sol issued the court with the bundle?

Do you have a statement prepared? State what you want, (he'll have to make a statement also).. and the courts will work from there, (based on the paperwork).

There is info on this site about self-repping, not sure where to point you?

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02 Oct 07 #4254 by SethWC
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He has no sol - does not pay his bills

I prepared all the bundle docs - still cost over £3k for me to do all the work

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All legal docs submitted to court n ex so I just have to justify claim then?

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03 Oct 07 #4255 by PETAL
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I had my fdh last week.

Sat down in liitle poky room him & his sol 1 side me other.

Basically the judge asked who was repping who and who applied anxillary relief which was him. (own back as I applied for divorce).

Your form E everything submitted. Judge will have looked at this. His you said no show. Judge will frown on this plus other no shows as she aint got nothing to look at.

May be ajourned toll he supplies form E. You could request this as you can say I have nothing to build a case on until he shows you the info.

I had a nice lady judge no cloak / wig.Quite normal really thought they would judge me.

Mine threw settlement in last sec so was shorter otherwise would have been able to tell you more.

Hope its ok.

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03 Oct 07 #4266 by Vail
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Seth,

Just to add to what PETAL wrote, if x doesn't show, ask the judge to confirm x pays for the costs of the hearing and set a date for a new FH with directions that he submit his form E say in three weeks time.

If you are asking for money ask the judge to order the maintenance you are asking for as an interim order until the new FH. If he doesn't turn up for that, then ask for it to be confirmed and everything else that you want to be granted. I'm unsure if the court will actually do that but there's no harm in trying!

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03 Oct 07 #4270 by Sera
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Remember this is family court, not criminal court.

Explain to judge why you're no longer legally represented. Ask the court clerk for direction, (ie: How to address the judge etc: I was told "Sir").

If there are no legal representatives, the judge will lead in finding a conclusion, you don't have to worry what to do next, await his direction.

Go with the advise here, which is basically what you need for conclusion. If he doesn't show, the judge may defer the case until later.
Good luck, please report back in 'outcomes'!

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03 Oct 07 #4275 by SethWC
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At FDR judge issued a court order giving ex 3 weeks for form E - nothing - judge said he could be held in contempt of court (not likely though) and said in order that tom will be fh if no form e whether he turns up or not.

Now, sol last week said only if he shows n tries to get a delay will not be final - if judge sees fit.

My head is all over today, hope I amthinking straight tom.

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