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28 Feb 08 #15251 by Beaney
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My husband is not co-operating with the FDR Consent Order from Dec 07. I cannot afford my former solicitors any longer and I have now decided to initiate my 'Liberty to Apply' back to the court and will begin by filing a paper back to the court hopefully in the next 2 days but I do not know what to do after that ? As my Husband has failed to adhere to one thing that was ordered by the same Judge in the last 12 months ! is it worth writing directly to the Judge to ask him to intervene in my case ? Clearly my Husband feels that he is above the law ?

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02 Mar 08 #15544 by DownButNotOut
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Beaney,

It sounds like you need to get the court to enforce the Consent Order.

This should be reasonably straight forward.

Ring the court and explain that you have a Consent Order, it is not being complied with, and you wish to apply to the court to enforce the order. They should tell you which form to fill in.

You will have to attend a hearing. Which again should be pretty straightforward. You just need to take with you clear evidence of which parts of the court order are not being complied with.

I dont think a letter to the judge will help much. Just do the above.

Hope that helps :)

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