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re self repping & ex's family will/rushing divorce

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06 Feb 08 #13049 by ancona
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thinking of self repping as this might delay the divorce which i think i need 2 ... my wifes( soon x) father died 2 years ago and left a will unsigned thus the assets go to her mother,the origanal willwhich is in probate was leaving the majority of assets to my soon 2b x., it is my belief that after the divorce which she is keen to finalise asap all assets that were meant to go 2 her will. at this stage she is saying that she has 96p ....the property involved is 700k + ....my property equity is also in this region, as it is now,nothing is in her name and expects 300k lump sum approx.... as the mother is in ill health i believe the rush is on to complete/settle ... then her estate will not be part of the deal....the longer this goes on the less i believe she will ask 4 ...so wat im asking is how long or wat is the best way to delay or deal with this ps she also gets 2k per month from me and part time work so def not on hard times ..also if i self rep and go on the sick is this also a delaying tactic ( ps i do have a genuine health prob but bcause im self employed not much point in gettin a sick line as i will still have 2 work but can get if this will help ) .. hope some1 has a sensible ans as my last sol bill sub total was just over 5k and that was sept so getting a sub total now as if sol thinks thats it he might work out a higher bill as so far i have not got the barristers estimate yet that came on board pre xmas

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07 Feb 08 #13087 by Josh2008
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Not so sure self repping will delay things other than if you have petitioned or defending by cross petition.

Can be fruitless and expensive

With regard to the 'inheritance' appears there isn't any unsigned will cannot be used, although you know the contents, Mother might not have the same intentions.

If Mother doesn't make a will then can take up to 2 years and more to settle, even making a will takes a long time

My Father's will was pretty straightforward but it took 10 months to settle it.

Courts will take into account something that you might lose the benefit of, but they can't or won't wait for someone to pass away, as I am sure you can understand.

I do not understand how going sick will lengthen the divorce or 'ancillary relief' process, if anything you will have more time to deal with it.

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